Me and my guitar: Slipknot's Mick Thomson

One of the highlights of Jackson's NAMM stand this year was Mick Thomson's USA Signature Soloist, and the Slipknot guitarist himself was on hand to take TG round his latest squeeze.

In the video above, Mick talks about working with Mike Shannon and the Jackson Custom Shop on the guitar, which boasts Seymour Duncan Blackout humbuckers and a custom Floyd Rose bridge design.

The Soloist showcased above is a limited-edition model, but a production version is due to land later this year.

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com (opens in new tab), in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe (opens in new tab).