“If you are searching for a guitar that pushes the envelope in every capacity, look no further”: Vola Guitars has unveiled Michael Keene’s first ever Japanese-made signature guitar – and it’s received a significant tonal update

Vola OZ Keene Machine
(Image credit: Vola Guitars)

Michael Keene has teamed up with Vola Guitars for his newest signature guitar, which offers a fresh take on the firm's flagship Superstrat OZ model. 

Aptly named the OZ Keene Machine J1, it is also notably The Faceless riff beast's first-ever Made-in-Japan signature, and reimagines his original Toxic Green Custom Shop model in an updated Keene Green six-string format.

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.