Alex Skolnick should be included on any Greatest Metal Guitarist list, having brought thrash legends Testament through three decades of greatness. During Skolnick's visit to our studio with Metal Allegiance, we got the guitarist to bust out his custom axe for an exclusive shred.

Alex Skolnick's career speaks for itself, with the musician having played with Testament, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Savatage, the Alex Skolnick Trio, Metal Allegiance and many others. Alex brought his ESP Alex Skolnick Eclipse to our studio, which should excite fans, as the guitar can be sold for up to $8,000 at retail.

You can hear Alex Skolnick's many influences come out in this solo. Skolnick blends metal with jazz seamlessly throughout the shred, blending classic rock elements into it as well. You'll see Alex strumming and tapping while throwing harmonics into the mix. He even plays below the bridge of his signature ESP.

Be sure to check out Alex Skolnick's exclusive shred for Loudwire in the clip above!

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