Megadeth’s Chris Broderick Shreds Classically in Jackson Guitars Video
Metal fans know Megadeth’s Chris Broderick can shred like no other, but they may not know Broderick’s affinity for classical guitar. The video above features a humorous look at the shredder working at Jackson Guitars’ office. In the clip, you can get a close-up look at Broderick playing his custom Jackson Soloist 7.
After joining the ranks of Megadeth in 2008, Broderick teamed up with Jackson to produce his custom signature guitar. It’s the guitarist’s take on Jackson’s Soloist. The Megadeth axeman worked closely with Jackson’s Master Builder Mike Shannon to make a guitar that fits perfectly with Broderick’s unique, lightning-fast style of shredsmanship.
The Broderick Soloist features an offset mahogany body with a quilt maple top. The neck is made of maple, with an ebony finger board and quilt maple binding, and it has 24 jumbo frets to accommodate Broderick’s lead work. The guitar also features a Pro Floyd Rose tremolo system and Custom Dimarzio direct-mounted humbucking pickups designed by Broderick himself. Planet Waves Auto-Trim tuners, a side-mounted Rhoads jack and Ernie Ball strap-locks round out Broderick’s signature axe. It comes in both six- and seven-string models.
Megadeth released their latest album, ‘Super Collider,’ back in June. It’s the fifth album Broderick has made with Megadeth after replacing guitarist Glen Drover. Since joining, he’s been an integral part of the band. Megadeth just announced that they’ll be taking part in this year’s Heavy MTL festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Canada. This is, of course, in addition to playing the Gigantour Festival founded by Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.
For more information on Broderick’s signature Jackson guitar, check out Jackson’s website.