Squier Set To Release New Biffy Clyro Signature Guitars - Simon Neil Stratocaster and James Johnston Jazz Bass!
Biffy Clyro are a band who've been on the way up for a while. Their fifth studio album, Only Revolutions, due for release on November 9th, is set to turn them into even bigger stars. And Squier By Fender thought guitarist Simon Neil and bassist James Johnston deserved their own signature instruments.
Formed by Simon Neil (guitar/vocals) and twins James Johnston (bass/vocals), and Ben Johnston (drums/vocals) in the mid-90’s, Scottish alternative rock band Biffy Clyro have been entering into the hearts of rock fans all over the globe. The band’s sound is characterized by a heavy, yet melodic, mixture of guitar, bass and drums, with all three band members contributing to vocals and a true guitar hero in the making with Simon Neil.
Biffy Clyro are known for complex and interwoven guitar riffs, chord sequences and melodies, and an intense, exciting live show. With the release of “Puzzle” in 2007 the band gained mainstream success, reaching #2 in the UK album charts and a string of successful singles. In July 2008, the band released a new single entitled “Mountains”, which reached #5 in the UK Singles Chart and are about to release the highly anticipated album “Only Revolutions” on 14th Floor Records.
Judging by the photographs you can see below, it seems both Simon Neil and James Johnston have been playing prototype models of their signature instruments - a red Squier Simon Neil Signature Stratocaster and a Lake Placid Blue Squier James Johnston Signature Jazz Bass...nice!
No prices or release dates confirmed so far...so keep an eye on our news section to be the first to be informed, as soon as we have more info!
The James Johnston Jazz Bass® guitar puts James’s own personal touch on a Squier® Classic Vibe series instrument. A great Jazz-Bass model, even if you're not a Biffy Clyro fan...but for fans, this is simply a MUST! Based on his Fender® USA Jazz Bass®, features include Lake Placid Blue finish on a basswood body, vintage-tint gloss-maple neck with matching painted…