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Evergrey’s Henrik Danhage Talks Gear with Bandist

Posted on November 10th, 2016 by Morgan Brunner

Lead guitarist Henrik Danhage of Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey recently took German instrument retailer and blogger Bandist on a tour of his live rig, which includes an impressive collection of Charvel guitars.

Danhage begins with the amps, pedals and effects he uses to achieve his signature sound, dialing in the details of the channels and settings. Saving the best for last, Danhage also walks the viewer through his prized group of modified Charvel guitars that he plays exclusively.

“All-time favorite,” says Danhage. “Growing up with all the cool players, like Steve Vai, Warren DeMartini, Jake E Lee, you know a lot of those cats had Charvels. I’m so honored that I can work with them and they make me awesome guitars. I couldn’t be happier on the guitar front.”

Watch the interview with Danhage below to get all the details on what he brings to the stage.

Beau Monde Guitars Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by MDuffy

Jake E Lee
Beau Monde Guitars in New Jersey recently pulled a Jake E Lee signature model off the wall to run through several of its special features.

The demo showcased the Seymour Duncan JB Humbucker in the bridge and the DiMarzio SDS-1 single-coil pickup in the neck position, demonstrating just how great the Red Dragon Cartel guitarist’s preferred axe sounds.

Check out the clip after the jump.  (more…)

Guitar World Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on December 3rd, 2014 by MDuffy


Paul Riario of Guitar World recently ran through one of the Charvel Jake E Lee signature model guitars and noted that it was one of his favorite new releases of 2014.

The axe is based on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has played ever since he bought it new back in 1975.

“If you’ve been a fan of Jake E Lee, then this part guitar is a no-brainer,” said Riario. “But if you just like a no-nonsense guitar that is performance enhanced, this is the model to check out. It’s certainly one of my faves.”

Check out the demo after the jump.  (more…)

Beau Monde Guitars Demos the Jake E Lee Signature Model

Posted on October 31st, 2014 by MDuffy


The folks at New Jersey’s Beau Monde Guitars recently took a Charvel Jake E Lee Signature Model guitar for a ride in a new video demo.

In it, the reviewer runs through all the specs and gets some monster sounds through both the neck and bridge pickups.

Check out the demo after the jump.  (more…)

Guitar World Taps the Jake E Lee Sig Model for Latest Demo

Posted on September 4th, 2014 by MDuffy

Paul Riario of Guitar World recently issued a demo of the new Ninebuzz Modal Buddy app for the iPhone and iPod touch, and he used a familiar guitar to put it through the paces.

Check out the Jake E Lee signature “White Pearl” in action below.

Jake E Lee Talks ‘Bark at the Moon’

Posted on April 2nd, 2014 by MDuffy

The legendary Jake E Lee recently helped the folks at Lava Cable celebrate their 10th anniversary by performing a show with his new band Red Dragon Cartel.

The former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist even sat on the stage in Owasso, Okla., and answered questions from fans.

One highlight was when Lee showed the audience how he plays the classic hit “Bark at the Moon,” and you can watch a video from that moment after the jump. (more…)

Jake E Lee on His Charvel Signature ‘White Pearl’

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by MDuffy

Jake E. Lee rocking at the Whisky.

The Jake E Lee Signature Charvel guitar, a.k.a. The “White Pearl,” boasts unmistakable So-Cal ash body contours and a distinctive lavender-hued Pearl White finish.

Watch the legendary guitarist talk about his iconic instrument in this video and click here for more information.

Jake E Lee Talks Red Dragon Cartel in New Interview

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by MDuffy


The guys in Red Dragon Cartel recently posted a new video in which they discuss how the band originally formed and put together their debut full-length album.

With former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E Lee taking handling all axe duties and Beggars & Thieves’ Ronnie Mancuso on bass, the group was rounded out by drummer Jonas Fairley and singer D.J. Smith.  Their 10-song collection of originals also features goes appearances from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, In This Moment’s Maria Brink and former Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno.

Red Dragon Cartel has already played a handful of shows promoting the album, and there is an extensive worldwide tour that kicks off March 5 in Tempe, Ariz.

Learn more about Red Dragon Cartel (in addition to a video for the new track “Deceived”) after the jump and visit the band’s official Facebook page for more information.  (more…)

Guitar World Features Guthrie Govan & Jake E Lee Signature Models

Posted on February 25th, 2014 by MDuffy

Representatives from Guitar World were on-hand at the 2014 Charvel Showcase at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., where they got a close look at the new Guthrie Govan and Jake E Lee signature guitars.

Charvel’s own Mike McGregor points out all the key features of each model in the videos below.

Andertons Music Tours Charvel Showcase at NAMM

Posted on February 3rd, 2014 by MDuffy


The folks at Andertons Music recently spent time in Anaheim, Calif., for the 2014 NAMM Show, and the Charvel Showcase was a noted destination.

While in the Charvel booth, Product Manager Mike McGregor ran through the new Guthrie Govan and Jake E Lee signature guitars, in addition to several other killer axes on display.

Check out the tour below.

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