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Kirk Hammett Featured on Cover of Guitar Aficionado

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett graces the July/August cover of Guitar Aficionado magazine. The cover shows the lead guitarist standing on a rocky shoreline with the ocean behind him, holding his Fender Rosewood Telecaster guitar.

The candid interview includes details on Hammett’s love of surfing, vintage guitars and classic horror film memorabilia.

The surfer-rocker tries to explain the strange relationship between surfing and guitars, saying, “A guitar is a plank of wood with wire on it, and a surfboard is a plank of wood with fins on it. The relationship between the two trips me out. I feel so inspired after I surf. The first thing I do after I come home is plug in my guitar and just wail for an hour or so.”

There are also several exclusive images of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer at both his San Francisco and Oahu homes. The images include the Metallica guitarist playing his 1964 Sea Foam Green Fender Stratocaster and holding his 1969 Rosewood Tele while comfortably reclining against his Fender Tone Master rig. His collection also includes a 1968 Fender Telecaster with Charcoal Frost custom color finish and a 1963 Fender Strat with an Olympic White finish.

For more information on the article, visit Guitar Aficionado’s website here.

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