From left: Mercenary Mgmt.'s Blasko, Schecter Custom Shop's John Gaudesi, Zakk Wylde, Schecter President Michael Ciravolo and Schecter EVP Marc LaCorte.

Schecter to Distribute Wylde Audio
Schecter Guitar Research and Wylde Audio have signed a worldwide distribution deal. Schecter will distribute Wylde Guitars, the brainchild of legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde, via its distributor network covering more than 70 countries, which also includes handling fulfillment of the guitars in the United States.

"We are extremely proud to be working with Zakk and Wylde Audio on this endeavor," said Marc LaCorte, Schecter's executive vice president. "Zakk has been incredible in recognizing what he wanted in his own brand and bringing the best possible product to the market."

The first offering from Wylde Audio, including the Odin, War Hammer and Viking models, are set to debut at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show. Wylde himself has already been putting the prototypes through their paces at recent Black Label Society shows.

"I'm very excited for the launch of Wylde Audio in 2016," Wylde said. "For me, it's the next logical step. You start as a player, manager, vp of team operations, then team owner. I've surrounded myself with super talented people to make this vision become a reality and having Schecter on board as our distributor is going to allow me to bring Wylde Audio's boutique quality of craftsmanship to the next level."