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Xaviere Guitars from GFS!

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With a beautiful maple top, double locking Floyd Rose style trem, a walnut fretboard, and big, tall, polished frets, this Les Paul style guitar from Xaviere is pretty freaking cool. Much more than another cheap Les Paul knock-off, this thing has some amazing tricks up its sleeve! Here’s a full review and demo.  


New GRUNGE Instructional Video, GUITAR 1992

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Do you want to learn the Grunge and Alternative Rock guitar style? GUITAR 1992 will teach you the fundementals of Grunge and get you rocking in record time! Fans of bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Sound Garden, Stone Temple Pilots, and others will love this program. This instructional program is PERFECT for beginners and features…


Cheap Semi-Hollow Body Guitar With Spalted Maple Top!

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Firefly guitars are increasingly well known for making affordable, beautiful, easy to play guitars! In recent times they’ve been expanding their lineup and upgrading many of the existing models! The guitar featured in this video is their popular FF338 model, but with the addition of a beautiful spalted maple veneer top!


Flight Training with Max – Landing With No Control Tower!

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This video is from the new Heavy Metal Horizons channel and features some of Max’s flight training at The Flight Academy at Van Nuys airport. Here Max is working on performing take-offs and landings at non-towered airports! This is at the beautiful, Agua Dulce airport in California.    


Kramer Baretta Special Unboxing and Review

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Arguably the most affordable old-school shred guitar available, the Kramer Baretta Special, is difficult to find, but great when you can get it! In this video, we take a look at a model in the new Candy Blue color! Does it shred as good as it looks? Get the guitar HERE!  


New Instructional Video, GUITAR 1988, Released!

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Do you want to learn that classic, totally awesome, 1980’s guitar style? Get GUITAR 1988 now and start shredding today! Return to the days of big hair, T-top camaros, and neverending guitar solos! This full program includes instructional videos + TABs + Backing Tracks! This is the latest instructional program from Max Carlisle of the…


Punch Pedals Uppercut (Greg Marra Signature Distortion / Overdrive)

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Here we have an awesome handwired overdrive / distortion pedal! This is the Punch Pedals Uppercut Greg Marra signature stompbox. This thing packs some serious hitting power. I’m using this along with a Bugera 1990 Infinium head and Harley Benton 2×12 with Celestion Vintage 30 speakers. The guitar is a Schecter Silver Mountain FRS.


Dokken “Tooth and Nail” cover with Deakon Lekross and Fang VonWrathenstein!

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Shredder extraordinaire Deakon Lekross has joined forces with Fang VonWrathenstein (Lords of the Trident / Raptor Command), and Guitar MAX, to release a ripping cover of Dokken’s classic track “Tooth and Nail”!   Watch it here:      


The NEW Wolf S1 – Built For Speed!

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The new and heavily upgrade S1 from Wolf Guitars features an incredible blend of maple, walnut, rosewood, and ash in its construction. This neck-through, 24 fret, Floyd Rose Special equipped super-strat is built for speed and ready to shred!     Available from


Max Launches 2nd YouTube Channel: HEAVY METAL HORIZONS

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Max has launched a 2nd YouTube channel called Heavy Metal Horizons. This channel will feature videos about aviation and cars, with a heavy metal soundtrack. More specifically, Max has begun flight training to get a pilot’s license and this channel will be used to document his training adventures and progress. Here’s the video announcing the…