ESP Alexi Laiho Signature Guitar

Guitar World ranked him one of the 50 fastest guitarist in the world. Metalhammer voted him the best guitarist in the world. Kirk Hammett’s referred to Alexi Laiho (“that kid Alexi!”) as one of the “best guitarists ever.” You won’t be able pick up the skills of the Children Of Bodom front/axeman by using one of his ESP guitars, no, but it makes for a nice prize: One winner takes home a limited-edition ESP Alexi 600 Scythe Signature Guitar, one of six models Laiho himself plays. The details:

• Neck-Thru Body Construction
• 25.5” Scale
• Alder Body
• Maple Neck
• Ebony Fingerboard
• 42mm Locking Locking Nut
• Thin U Neck Contour
• 24 XJ Frets
• Black Nickel Hardware
• Grover Tuners
• Floyd Rose 1000 Series Bridge
• EMG HZ F-H2 p.u.
• Finish: WH w/ BLK Pinstripe & “COBHC” On Back

You’ll find more information on the guitar at ESP.

Children Of Bodom’s seventh album Relentless Reckless Forever is out 3/8. The winner gets a copy of that, too.

Children Of Bodom - Relentless Rickless Forever

To be eligible to win, all you have to do is be a fan of Stereogum on Facebook, and comment on this post with your favorite air guitar song after logging-in via Facebook Connect (do not use your ‘Gum user account on this post — we’ll have to be able to check if you are a fan of Stereogum on FB when the sweepstakes ends). We’ll pick a winner from the comments posted here, at random. Deadline to enter is 3/1 at 5:30PM EST. Have your comment logged by then, and you’re in.

UPDATE: We have a winner. Dragonforce “Valley Of The Damned” fan Sam Goodwin.

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Comments (814)
  1. Tie My Rope-Children of Bodom

  2. A New Level – Pantera

  3. Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing

  4. Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

  5. Heroes of our Time by Dragonforce

  6. Necrophagist — Epitaph

  7. Stranglehold – Ted Nugent

  8. Silent night, Bodom Night-Children of Bodom

  9. trivium- to the rats

  10. Mea Culpa – The Human Abstract

  11. AC/DC – back in black

  12. AC DC- Thunderstruck


  14. Megadeth – Hangar 18

  15. Quicksand Symmetry by Disarmonia Mundi

  16. Definitly One by METALLICA! Even tho I actually know the solo…its still fun to air guitar too XD

  17. Ozzy Osbourne – Shot in the Dark

  18. Bullet For My Valentine – Waking the Demon

  19. Lake Bodom – Children of Bodom

  20. Jeff Loomis from Nevermore “Miles of Machines” — One of the most shredtastic songs ever… Cant help but air guitar the sweeps :D

  21. Slayer – Raining Blood

  22. Metal and Mayhem-Nihilist…….kicks ass

  23. C.O.B. SIlent night Bodom night

  24. Duncan Hills Coffee Jingle – Dethklok

  25. Mastadon-Oblivion

  26. Arsis, “Face of My Innocence” Great air guitar song.

  27. PanterA – Fucking Hostile!!

  28. Bodom Beach Terror – Children Of Bodom

  29. trashed, lost, and strungout – children of bodom

  30. Sonata Arctica – Wolf and Raven

  31. necrophagist – fermented offal discharge

  32. Amon Amarth – Cry of the Black Birds

  33. War Pigs – Black Sabbath.

  34. Pantera- Cowboys from Hell

  35. Children of Decadence – Children Of Bodom

    not just because the contest is for COBHC stuff. thats just a kick ass jam

  36. Round and round – Ratt

  37. Mandatory Suicide – Slayer

  38. sails of charon by the scorpions

  39. Children of Bodom – “Triple Corpse Hammerblow”

  40. “paradise city”-GnR :)
    or anything by Dream Theater \m/

  41. Wintersun – Winter Madness :D

  42. Save Me- Avenged Sevenfold

  43. System of a Down- Sad Statue

  44. Pretty Woman – Van Halen Version

  45. Children of Decadence – Children of Bodom!

  46. I’d definitely say ‘Wicked Game’ by Chris Isaak

  47. Follow The Reaper – Children Of Bodom

  48. All that remains – six

  49. Television – Marquee Moon

  50. Buckethead -Jordan. It basically involves just wiggling your fingers as fast as humanly possible.

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