This past Wednesday, September 14, was a historic night for heavy metal. The Big Four of thrash -- Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth -- took the stage at Yankee Stadium for arguably the biggest, most-anticipated metal show the East Coast of the United States has ever seen.
Here’s a unique fretted artifact -- a wonderfully fancy and extremely large flat-top built long before such things were common. This Weymann Jumbo is the only one like it we’ve ever seen -- a treat for the eyes and ears, and a very unusual guitar. While fancy, expensive, pearl-spangled guitars were not unusual around 1900, they were normally nowhere near this size!
In case you've been living under a rock, the November issue of Guitar World features the members of the Big Four by way of an epic cover shoot that took place in Milan, Italy. Now, you can check out an exclusive gallery of outtakes from one of the most historic GW covers of all time below.
In 1987, Guitar World made the big jump from six issues to eight. There were plenty of new faces to add to the ever-growing list of Guitar World cover artists (oddly, the omnipresent Edward Van Halen was missing this year).