I’d like to point out at this stage in my 52 guitarists series that I am clearly not an expert on each and every guitarist I write about. That’s OK. I’m not writing biographies here. I’m writing about guitarists that have influenced me and hopefully explaining along the way how and why they influenced me.
At the beginning of this year I put together a list of the five signature guitars I wished I had. As someone who has an unhealthy fascination with guitars I often find myself dreaming of the guitars I wished I had—I’m sure everybody makes a guitar wishlist of their own though. I should say that
I still remember the first time I heard Chop Suey by System of a Down. Such intricate and diverse guitar styles. All in one song as well. I was blown away. I knew nothing about this band, but I knew I needed to learn more about the guitarist in the band—Daron Malakian. This guy was