Even if you don’t instantly recognize his name, odds are you’re hip to the musical niche Troy Van Leeuwen has carved. Since breaking out with heavy-rock outfits Jester and Failure, the guitarist has had a penchant for “textured” tone. He’s honed that style for years in Queens of the Stone Age, supplying the band with layers upon layers of sinister sound. In A Perfect Circle and Puscifer, he channeled his more experimental side, coloring every composition with swirling, atmospheric riffs. Musically, it’s impossible to pigeonhole Van Leeuwen. But like his very own Jazzmaster, he’s mysterious and sophisticated in his own right.