How DevilDriver’s Mike Spreitzer ended up with a hand-built guitar from the hedge fund manager depicted in The Big Short

Mike Spreitzer
(Image credit: John Troxll)

Throughout his illustrious career with heavy metal outfit DevilDriver, Mike Spreitzer has long favored one brand of electric guitar over all others: ESP. Be it on the road or on the studio, ESP's V and Eclipse models have been the core of Spreitzer's sound.

However, after a chance encounter with hotshot hedge fund manager Michael Burry via Twitter, Spreitzer temporarily relaxed his ESP loyalties in favor of a one-of-a-kind six-string that Burry himself built.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.