Wylde Audio’s Blood Eagle takes flight

We’ve been impressed by Wylde Audio’s metal-leaning offerings so far, so we have high hopes for the Zakk Wylde-fronted company’s latest design, the Blood Eagle.

A freaky pointed Explorer offshoot with a six-a-side headstock, the Blood Eagle is spec’d in a similar fashion to Zakk’s other designs, with a mahogany body, quilted maple top and three-piece maple set neck with 24.625” scale length.

EMG 81/85 humbuckers provide the tonal firepower, naturally, while a Graph Tech Black Tusq nut and Tone Pros bridge/tailpiece combo round out the spec.

We’d argue the finish options have a little more universal appeal this time around, though; we dig both the sleek Mahogany Blackout and the quilt-y goodness of the Nordic Ice.

Price-wise, you’re looking at $1,649 - head over to Wylde Audio (opens in new tab) for more info.

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).

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