Arch Enemy guitar player Jeff Loomis has revealed his new Jackson USA Signature Jeff Loomis Kelly model.
In the featured video above, the Arch Enemy axe slinger explains what the inspiration behind his new signature model and runs through the guitar’s main interest points including his signature Seymour Duncan Blackout pickups.
On his new approach with Jackson, Loomis said: “Arch Enemy is a metal band… I’m metal, I have played metal my whole life and I wanted to have my signature model to be extremely aggressive-looking.”
Jeff Loomis was deemed too young to join Megadeth after an audition at just 16 year of age, instead going on to craft a career first in the Seattle-based Nevermore before becoming Arch Enemy’s lead guitarist.
Loomis revealed last year that he was leaving Schecter guitars after a ten year association, and his connection with Jackson stretches way back to the 1990s during his time with Nevermore.
“I have nothing but good things to say about Schecter Guitars,” he revealed. “Excellent people that work there. It was just one of those things where I was with him for 12 years and wanted a change.
“I got fed up with that. I was just like, ‘Guys, you know, I think my time has come where, after 12 years of being with the company I just want to be free.’ That’s what happened, you know. They were a bit disappointed.”
Jeff Loomis is currently on tour supporting Arch Enemy’s new album Will To Power.