Dokken, Lynch Mob, Souls of We
Floyd Rose Original
George Lynch is one of the most recognizable names in the world of heavy metal guitar. With a career spanning more than thirty years, George has recorded more than twenty albums, toured the entire globe many times, and is the one of the most recognizable endorsees of the worldÂs finest guitars and equipment. Born on September 28, 1954 in Spokane, WA, George Lynch began learning to play guitar at the age of 10. A naturally gifted musician, his guitar playing quickly progressed and became a creative outlet for him during his teenage years performing with several bands, most notably Sergeant Rocks. In the late 1970s, George moved to Los Angeles, California where he formed two bands, The Boyz and Xciter. With Xciter, GeorgeÂs technical abilities and unique style was a very important draw to the bandÂs fan base. Playing the L.A. club circuit, it was clear that he was already taking the necessary steps that would lead him to success in the 1980s and his partnership with legendary band Dokken.
When George Lynch joined Dokken in the early 1980Âs, success came very quickly. As history proves, much of the bandÂs album sales and credibility is the result of George LynchÂs guitar abilities and songwriting. With Dokken, Lynch recorded five albums from 1983 to 1988, all of which did remarkably well in the United States, Europe and Asia. This worldwide success made George Lynch one of the most influential rock guitarists in modern music, even earning the band a Grammy nomination in 1989 for Best Rock Instrumental. 1989 was also the year the George parted ways with Dokken and began the new decade with a different approachÂ enter the Lynch Mob. At present, George Lynch has been busy in the studio and on the road. His latest solo record titled Â LegacyÂ features a collection of songs that influenced the musician throughout his career This special edition EP release celebrates thirty years of George LynchÂs guitar playing with an amazing 4 track offering for the fans. Legacy injects us with a super charged dose of GeorgeÂs signature style and proves once again why heÂs one of the most respected guitar players of the last 3 decades! George is also working on a new album project called ÂT & NÂ with Jeff Pilson, Mick Brown and Brian Tichy. George Lynch is always evolving as a musician. And with the George Lynch guitar legacy comes remarkable business opportunities. Many musical instrument manufacturers consult with George creatively to produce equipment. As a result, many quality products bear his name.
The most notable is his endorsement with ESP Guitars. ESP has held George as their highest profiled endorser for close to 20 years. Electric guitar pickup guru Seymour Duncan has also honored George with his own signature series pickup called the ÂScreaminÂ Demon.Â Now a highly regarded standard in the guitar world, the ÂScreaminÂ DemonÂ reigns as one of Seymour DuncanÂs most popular items to date. George also conceived the design for a triple amp selector switching system called the ÂTriplerÂ which is manufactured by Morley. American Recording Technology manufactures and distributes the George Lynch Signature guitar, patch and speaker cables. In 2005, Randall Amplifiers revealed a new George Lynch modular amp called the ÂLynch Box.Â Also of note, George Lynch and Robert Keeley have developed the Lynch Time Machine, a unique and powerful effect unit that is gaining a lot of interest and momentum within the guitar industry. To keep up to-date with the current news & tour schedules of George Lynch, please visit www.georgelynch.com and donÂt forget to visit www.shadowtrainmovie.com, a new documentary George Lynch is involved with, titled Â"ShadowTrain: Under A Crooked Sky."