Y’know what’s awesome about Chickenfoot? You can hear, like, three seconds of a Chickenfoot song and instantly know that it’s Chickenfoot. Not a Joe Satriani song, not a Sammy Hagar song. A Chickenfoot song.
(LOS ANGELES, CA – July 13, 2011) – A much anticipated follow up album to the successful eponymous debut of a rock band packed with successful veterans – guitar hero Joe Satriani, drummer Chad Smith, former Van Halenbassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar – has garnered a bevy of buzz and rumors that the band is setting straight today with the official announcement of the album title, full track listing, release date and more:“Chickenfoot III” (not IV as previously implied), produced by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica), is set for worldwide release on September 27th from eOne Music in North America and around the world by earMUSIC/Edel in a special 3D designed package. The album’s lead single “Big Foot,” is set for release on August 2nd.
Sammy’s been using Explorers onstage quite a bit recently and it’s nice to see that Gibson has given him a signature model. I really like the matching pickguard/pickup bobbins/pickup rings/binding. Yo Sammy, you wanna send me one of these bad boys?
You can preorder the guitar from Amazon.com here.
Like every great electric guitar from Gibson USA, the Sammy Hagar Explorer begins with a foundation of supreme tonewoods. The body is crafted from solid mahogany and dressed with a cream binding—an elegant touch for an Explorer. It is dressed in Gibson’s unique “Red Rocker” finish in hand-sprayed high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, and adorned with a secret “ghost image” of the Chickenfoot logo randomly placed on the back, an emblem that can only be seen when viewed from a particular angle in the right light. A quarter-sawn mahogany neck is glued-in in traditional Explorer style for supreme upper-fret access, and carved to a slim, fast profile that measures .800″ at the first fret and .850″ at the 12th. The rosewood fingerboard is also bound in cream, and the classic “drooped” six-in-line Explorer headstock carries a truss-rod cover with Red Rocker “R”.
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