History has been made by one of New Zealand’s greatest guitarists.
Tony ‘Nail’ Vincent, lead guitar player for the epic Kiwi band Devilskin, has been bestowed the “honour” of becoming a Gibson artist.
Gibson artists are musicians recognised by the legendary guitar maker as masters of their craft. As such, Gibson supports the artist by supplying them with their instruments.
“This is such a huge honour for me,” Nail said in a social media post shared by his band. “I am thrilled to be named as New Zealand’s first Gibson Artist - it’s actually a dream come true!”
“As a kid, I grew up watching my heroes play these legendary instruments. And they have always been an essential part of my tone, from the moment I plugged in my very first Gibson, there was an instant magic that I had never experienced before.”
To celebrate the occasion, Nail received a Custom Shop EDS-1275 Double Neck Gibson Guitar. Some of Nail and Devilskin’s biggest hits involve him shredding on a Gibson, so he can’t wait to try out the new double necker on the band’s current NZ tour, which the Rock is proud to present.
“I am at my most creative when I have my Les Paul and have written my biggest songs with that guitar,” he said. “Without fail, it consistently delivers the powerful sound I want to impart with my playing, every time.”
“But man, I’m super excited to break out with the new Double Neck Gibson when we hit the stage next, it’s going to be a real treat. Gibson Guitars are second to none and it’s an incredible privilege to be assigned this honour.”
Massive congrats to the supremely talented, and friend of the Rock, Nail. We can’t wait to hear the magic he whips out with that double neck.
It’s Rock 2000 season, and Devilskin is always a stayer on the countdown. Last year they peaked at #71 with their tune ‘Little Pills’, but if you think they can do better, vote!