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Mikael Åkerfeldt is a Swedish musician, best known as the current lead singer, lead guitar player and songwriter of progressive metal band Opeth, and lead singer of death metal band Bloodbath.

One most excellent thing is that Åkerfeldt is said to be the basis for the character Toki Wartooth from the popular cartoon Metalocalypse!

Let's look at some of the gear and equipment that has been seen in Akerfeldt's guitar rig.

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Guitars

Electric Guitars

- PRS Custom 24 guitars (Tortoise Shell Flame Top, Blue Flame Top, Black Quilt, Black...)

PRS Custom 24 Electric Guitar

- Paul Reed Smith SE Mikael Akerfeldt Electric Guitar

PRS SE Mikael Akerfeldt Electric Guitar Tortoise Shell

- Gibson Flying V ('67 Reissue)

Gibson Flying V Electric Guitar Antique Natural

- Fender Stratocaster 1975 (Black)

- Fender Stratocaster 1972 Reissue (Black)

Fender Classic Series '70s Stratocaster Electric Guitar White

- Gibson Les Paul Standard (Tobacco Sunburst)

- B.C. Rich Mockingbird (Black)

B.C. Rich Pro X Mockingbird Hardtail

- PRS 22 Fret Modern Eagle (Grey Flame Top)

PRS Modern Eagle Quatro with Stoptail Electric Guitar

- PRS Modern Eagle Single Cut 24 Fret (Wine Flame Matt Top)

- Gibson SG Standard 1961 Reissue

- PRS Custom 22 12-String (Black)

- PRS Custom 22 Single Cut (Black Quilt)

- Randy Rhoads (Used In The Orchid/Morningrise Era)

Jackson USA RR1 Randy Rhoads Select Series Electric Guitar



Acoustic Guitars/Classical Nylon

- Amalio Burguet 3am (Cedar Top)
- Landola CT/2/W.

Acoustic Guitars/Steel String

- CF Martin 000-28 guitar

- Takamine EF385 (12string)

Takamine EF-381C 12-String Acoustic-Electric Cutaway Guitar

- Seagull S6CW (With Fishman Pickup)

Seagull The Original S6 Acoustic Guitar Natural

- CF Martin 00016GT (With Fishman Pickup)



Amps and Cabinets

- Marshall Vintage Modern amps (2012)

Marshall Vintage Modern 2466 Tube Amp Head

- Laney GH100L (also has used VH100L amps)

Laney GH50L 50W Tube Guitar Amp Head Black

- Laney Lionheart L20H (according to Laney site, used on Watershed album. Also seen live.)

- Laney VC30

- Fender 1000 Rocpro

- 2 Laney 4x12 Cabinets

- Marshall straight and angled 4x12 cabs

Marshall 1960A or 1960B 300W 4x12 Guitar Extension Cabinet

- Marshall JCM800 2203 head (studio for "Heritage" album)

 




Effects

- Fractal Audio Axe-Fx

- BOSS GT-6 and/or GT-8

(pictured below is the Boss GT-100, newer version)

Boss GT-100 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

- Furman Power Conditioner

- Korg DTR Rack Tuner

- Sennheiser wireless

 

 

Strings
- D’Addario 010-046 gauge guitar strings

- Thomastik 011 acoustic guitar strings

Thomastik SB111 Spectrum Bronze Acoustic Strings Light

- D’Addario J45 or 46 classical guitar strings

D'Addario EJ45 Pro-Arte Normal Tension Classical Guitar Strings

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