Devin Townsend explains why "Les Pauls look s**t on me"

Devin Townsend performs at the 2022 Tuska Festival on July 3, 2022 in Helsinki, Finland
(Image credit: Miikka Skaffari/Redferns)

For the last few years, eclectic electric guitar virtuoso Devin Townsend has been a Framus man, leaning primarily on his signature guitar, the Stormbender.

In a recent interview with Total Guitar, Townsend revealed that the Stormbender was designed to channel the Gibson Les Paul Custom, with aesthetics and build more along the lines of the prog-metal maestro's taste. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.

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