SMG Interview with Frank Gambale – Alex Skolnick – Yamaha Guitars

The 2010 NAMM convention is so massively HUGE that not only had they filled the entire Anaheim Convention Center with musical gear, but the show had actually trickled over to the surrounding buildings. While we were scoping out the Yamaha showroom at the Hilton Hotel, located right across the street from the 2010 NAMM Convention Center, we caught up with Frank Gambale “Grand Master of the Sweep Picking Technique,” who took a few minutes away from his busy schedule to talk guitar with us. Check out SMG’s very own staff writer Oscar Jordan’s exclusive interview below:

Next we ventured over to the “Dynamic and Outrageous” guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio, Savatage). Oscar quizzed Alex about his mix of styles, new albums in the works and more:

After speaking with a few legends of guitar, Oscar checked out the latest guitars Yamaha had on exhibit. We hit up Yamaha’s Dennis Webster (Marketing Manager of Yamaha Guitars) and he showed Oscar the new reissue of the SBG 1000/2000 series: Yamaha SBG 1820 guitars, check it out:

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