Skip to main content

Video: Carvin Creates One-of-a-Kind, Michael Jackson-Inspired Guitar for Jason Becker

Below, check out a brand-new video that shows the story behind Jason Becker's one-of-a-kind, Michael Jackson-inspired Carvin guitar.

"Even as I was trying to become a rock god, Michael Jackson was the ultimate magic rock star to me," Becker said.

"I loved his music, his scene and style. He transcended musical categories.

"Everyone dug Michael, and I was no exception. I was inspired by his flash, uniqueness and kick-ass music. I wanted to be slick like him. It also didn't hurt that he liked to rock and used Eddie Van Halen on 'Beat It.'

"I've always wanted a guitar that reflects his style."

See what Carvin came up with!

For more about Carvin, visit carvinguitars.com.

P.S.: This video features a track called "Nate You Funky Mofo" from Becker's Boy Meets Guitar album.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month*

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.