Jared Dines is just awesome! If you’re a fan of hardcore music and heavy metal (not Anthrax) then this guy is for you! Jared Dines is a comedy musician and if you haven’t checked out his YouTube or Facebook pages, I highly recommend it. He teams up with “10 Second Songs” and other metal/rock acts to make silly videos, but they always consist of him SHREDDING guitar or DESTROYING the drums. He’s an incredible guitarist, drummer, singer, screamer and now… guitar smith.
Last year at a guitar convention he commissioned Nicholas Olson of Olson Guitar-works to make him the “Djent 2017”. A 17 string guitar. There were some issues with the manufacturer charging him 4x what the guitar would wind up costing and we never got to see the Djent 2017, but that’s okay.. it’s SO last year.
In 2018, a Australian guitar company named ‘Ormsby Guitars’ reached out to Jared and built him a real 18 string guitar for Djent 2018 and it was unveiled at NAMM 2018.
He did lots of lead up on this puppy and I was following the entire thing on Facebook. For good reason, he had a lot to make up for from his ripoff last year. And it was TOTALLY worth it!
This thing is ridiculous and it WORKS! Obviously it’s probably 50lbs and that Drop-Drop-Drop-Dropped “D” looks like it’s ready to shake itself off the frets, but dammit if it’s not a sight to behold!
I can’t wait for the Djent 2019!
— The Middle Show with Darren Worts