Brendon Small’s Galaktikon Gets Their Gallop on With “Ghosthorse”
Brendon Small — he of Metalocalypse/Dethklok renown — recently unveiled a new guitar, the Brendon Small GhostHorse Explorer in Galaktikon Burst. Let’s take a moment to admire it now, shall we?
To celebrate the occasion, Small’s non-Dethklok project, Galaktikon, has released a new song, “GhostHorse.” So the song is named after the guitar named after the band. Everything you touch you change, and everything you change changes you.
Now, it takes balls to call a song “GhostHorse,” because that’s an awesome name, and so you need a track that fulfills its promise. Small does not disappoint. “GhostHorse” is the perfect blend of early ’90s instrumental guitar dorkery and modern era instrumental guitar dorkery. Parts of it could be a Joe Satriani song, parts of it could be a Cloudkicker song, all of it is a killer song. A++++ WDBWA.
Listen to “GhostHorse” the song below. GhostHorse the guitar is available for sale here for $800. Below is the part of the press release with all the tech specs (holy shit, that’s a lotta trademarks and rights reserved):
“[T]he Epiphone GhostHorse Explorer electric guitar is a modified Explorer™ body shape with a deep cutaway, created in a custom Galaktikon Burst gloss finish. The GhostHorse Explorer features a figured maple top, a matte Ebony finished back, sides, and neck, a Floyd Rose® tremolo system, and is powered by Gibson™ USA BurstBucker™ pickups. The fast-playing SlimTaper™ neckfeatures a contoured heel joint for outstanding upper fret access, a bound Ebony fretboard with 24 jumbo frets, Grover® Mini Rotomatic® 18:1 tuners, and an Icarus spaceship medallion is on the back of the headstock, as well as the 12th fret. The Epiphone Brendon Small GhostHorse Explorer marks Brendon’s third collaborationwith the luthiers at Epiphone and follows the Thunderhorse Explorer and the Snow Falcon Flying V.”
[via The PRP]