Brutal metalcore riffs, Iron Maiden-inspired guitar harmonies and a healthy dose of punk rock attitude have helped make Avenged Sevenfold one of the largest hard rock acts of the past decade. Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, the band is currently touring the US behind their fifth studio album, Nightmare.
It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. In the case of those guitar enthusiasts familiar with the guitars of Fender Japan (Fujigen), or MIJ/CIJ as they are commonly known in Fender circles, we’re not just talking imitation—we’re talking major collector’s vibe.
In this video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the Framus Panthera Legacy solidbody electric guitar, which comes with a pair of Seymour Duncan humbuckers with a coil-splitting function that delivers a wide variety of Gibson- and Fender-style tones.