SFM is now the exclusive Canadian distributor of Wylde Audio, the new company created by legendary guitarist Zakk Wylde.
The Canadian partnership is part of a worldwide distribution arrangement between Schecter Guitar Research and Wylde Audio, whereby Wylde Audio guitars will be distributed via Schecter’s international distributor network in over 70 countries.
“We are extremely excited to be involved in this endeavor,” says Erik Lind, brand manager at SFM’s MI Division. “Zakk has long been the creator of some of the most memorable riffs in rock music. Now he’s also creating the tools used to make the music. His designs are unique, aggressive and elegant – everything that a Wylde guitar should be.’
Best known as the former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne and current frontman of the heavy metal band Black Label Society, Wylde has already been putting the prototypes through their paces at recent shows. “I’m very excited for the launch of Wylde Audio in 2016,” he states. “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 the Schecter distributor network on board is going to allow me to bring Wylde Audio’s boutique quality of craftsmanship to the next level.”
The first offerings from Wylde Audio, including the Odin, War Hammer and Viking models, began shipping to Canadian dealers in May 2016.