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Happy Iron Maiden Day!

Published: Tue April 21, 2009  News Feed


Metal Hammer has decided that today (21st April) is official Iron Maiden Day and while we reckon that every day should be so adorned, the reason is that Iron Maiden: Flight 666, the rockumentary behind the band’s recently-completed Somewhere Back in Time Tour is in UK cinemas on general release. It also hits 42 countries in super digital for just one night…

However, we’re celebrating in our own style, because the brand new Iron Maiden signature guitars and bass are nearly here . They comprise:

Jackson Adrian Smith San Dimas Dinky, Fender Dave Murray Stratocaster, and Steve Harris Precision Bass and they absolutely rock!

Bardders with the three IM guitars. Nice horns, mate…

The film is ace, and you can check the trailer here…

Jackson is proud to announce the Adrian Smith San Dimas Dinky guitar, a true labor of love between two cornerstones of heavy metal – Jackson guitars and Iron Maiden.

The Jackson Adrian Smith San Dimas Dinky guitar features an alder body, bolt-on quartersawn maple neck with a compound radius maple or ebony fingerboard, DiMarzio Super Distortion bridge pickup with Fender SCN middle and neck single-coil pickups, Floyd Rose tremolo, black hardware, and is available in Snow White with a white (ebony fingerboard) or black one-ply pickguard (maple fingerboard).

Since their inception in 1975, Iron Maiden has pioneered heavy metal music through the release of 23 albums and are considered one of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time.  Smith joined Iron Maiden in 1980 taking stage with fellow guitarist Dave Murray—and eventually Janick Gers—in the NWOBHM titans, and quickly became known for his incredibly-fast legato playing style.


“When Jackson sent me a prototype of my signature guitar, I liked it right away,” said Smith.  “So much so, it became my number one choice onstage for the ‘Caught Somewhere Back in Time’ tour.  It passed the test with flying colours, performing the all-important basics like staying in tune, (having) great electronics, and providing me with a great means of expression. It’s one of the loudest guitars I have.  I can’t wait ‘til the next tour.”

Just look at these specs

Hardware: Black
Bridge: Floyd Rose® Original™ Double Locking 2-Point Tremolo
Tuners: Gotoh® Die-Cast Tuners

Bridge Pickup: DiMarzio® Super Distortion™ Humbucking Pickup
Middle Pickup: Hot Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
Neck Pickup: Hot Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ Strat® Pickup
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:

Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

Body Species: Alder
Body Style: Dinky™
Pickguard: 1-Ply White/black



There are multiple artists with this name: 1) Iron Maiden is a New Wave of British Heavy Metal or nwobhm band from the United Kingdom. They formed in London, 1975 by bassist Steve Harris, they are one of the most successful and influential bands in the heavy metal genre, selling over 100 million albums worldwide. The band has so far released fourteen studio albums, four “best of” compilations, eight live albums and four limited boxed-sets. They have also won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2000. more


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