"They are are awesome guys... really know their craft. Each guitar the produce is a work of art, and I couldn't recommend them enough."
Carl Johnston (ESO, Nations)
WRAITH SIGNATURE MODELS
In this business every now and then someone exceptional comes along. When that happens its my job to make sure the same can be said about their weapon of choice.
Lloyd Wilson is lead guitarist of Orestea, Surrey based five piece melodic metal powerhouse.
Formed at the end of 2008, Orestea have had a tremendously successful first few years together after self releasing their debut E.P ‘Shadows Of Yesterday’ and also playing some prestigious dates, including sets at both Download and Bloodstock festivals.
Their first album “Love Lines and Blood Ties was released in October 2011 and the ensuing success resulted in a highly subscribed headline tour supported by fellow Surrey metallers Black Iris.
Lloyd exclusively used a number of Sabre Guitars to record every guitar part in Orestea’s latest EP ‘This is an Overture’ which was released in September 2012.
His Signature Wraith LW-103s features a chambered mahogany body with artist grade flame maple top finished in Absinthe green burst. Its loaded with BKP Painkillers, cosmo black Schaller Hannes Bridge, Gotoh Locking tuners and his Signature Lloyd Wilson inlay at the 12th fret.
Click below to see the LW-103 Build Gallery
Having studied a the BRIT School, along artists such as Adele, Jessie J and Katy B,
Carl Johnston joined Civillian on guitar, who had previously toured up and down the UK
alongside the mighty Drowning Pool and Ill Niño.
Alongside Civillian, he began his own home recording studio,
working as both a producer and audio engineer
on a number of high profile projects including recording large-scale open air festivals.
After gaining years of industry experience and knowledge,
he was invited to become the full-time guitarist for British electro-rock outfit ESO,
playing his first shows on their acclaimed European support tour with Marilyn Manson.
Throughout this time Carl has produced and engineered material for a plethora of artists
including The Holloways, Rise To Remain and Saiving Aimee.
Following ESO's 2013 Farewell Tour Carl is currently in the studio producing the debut EP for his latest project Nations alongside legendary producer Matt Hyde.
Carl's Signature Wraith CJM-103 was Sabre's very first multiscale instrument. It features a unique set of Custom built slanted Bare Knuckle Painkillers, a 25.5"-26.5" scale length, Walnut/Maple body and Wenge neck.