Category: Press Releases

Max Creates Rocket Launcher Guitar for the Harley Benton DIY Kit Challenge!

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To celebrate and promote the Thomann / Harley Benton DIY KIT Challenge, Max has built a heavily modified kit guitar that fires a rocket! This guitar is a fully functional SG style guitar, and features aluminum plating, a fret-hand heat shield, and a solid fuel rocket that can be fired from the guitar!


Collaboration Album With Dean Cascione Coming This Year!

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A new, to-be-titled instrumental shred album will be released later this year under the banner of Cascione – Carlisle. This album is a collaboration between guitarists Dean Cascione and Max Carlisle. Below is the first promo image for this upcoming release. The album will be released on physical media as well as digital outlets, and…


Deakon Lekross Releases Full Instructional Program

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Sweeping Picking, Hybrid Picking, Economy Picking, Alternate Picking… learn them all from a true master! This video is produced by Guitar MAX and features virtuoso guitarist Deakon Lekross!


GUS G’s Blackfire Pickups!

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What does Greek guitar monster Gus G do when he just can’t find the perfect guitar pickups for his shredtastic heavy metal solos? He starts his own company, that’s what! Say hello to Blackfire Pickups!


Metal Guitar Bargain – JS32 Rhoads V

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Great deals on these used Jackson JS32 guitars can be found all day long on the used market, but whether you get it new for $350 or used for $220, these guitars are an obvious choice for a budget-friendly metal guitar.  


NEW Single and Music Video: Storms On The Horizon feat. Deakon Lekross!

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This new single and music video is a shred collaboration with virtuoso guitarist Deakon Lekross! This track is available on all major digital music platforms! LINK HERE


Max’s Video Submission for the incredible dearMoon Project!

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The incredible dearMoon project, created by Yusaku Maezawa and Elon Musk, will fly Mr. Maezawa and 8 other people on a trip around the moon on a new SpaceX Starship. The crew of 8 is currently being selected! Learn more HERE


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…


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.