Richie Faulkner, the lead guitarist for heavy metal legends Judas Priest, has teamed up with Gibson Custom Shop to create the ‘Richie Faulkner Flying V Custom’ guitar, available worldwide today. The guitar features a unique design that perfectly captures Faulkner’s signature sound and style.
Faulkner, who is known for his high-energy performances and guitar solos, collaborated closely with the Gibson team to ensure that every aspect of the guitar was tailored to his needs. The result is a stunning instrument that is both visually striking and highly functional.
In addition to his work with Gibson, Faulkner has also been busy promoting Judas Priest’s latest album, ‘Firepower.’ As part of the promotion, he recently appeared on Gibson TV’s ‘Riff Lords’ series, breaking down some of the band’s most iconic songs.
But Faulkner’s talents extend far beyond the realm of heavy metal. As a partner in Elegant Weapons, a company that creates custom guitars and basses, he has helped design instruments for a wide range of musicians, from rock and metal to country and blues.
Despite his busy schedule, Faulkner remains committed to giving back. He is a supporter of the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health, an organization that works to raise awareness for thoracic aortic disease through genetic research and education. He is also a strong advocate for the American Heart Association, which has invested billions of dollars in cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease research.
For Faulkner, creating the ‘Richie Faulkner Flying V Custom’ guitar is just the latest chapter in a career that has been defined by hard work, dedication, and a passion for music. Whether he’s on stage with Judas Priest or designing custom instruments for Elegant Weapons, he continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of music.