The prog-metal upstarts demonstrate the handmade tools they use and prove that it always helps to have a bona fide luthier in the band.

Premier Guitar hung with cerebral metalhead guitarists Sacha Dunable, Dave Timnick, and bassist Joe Lester (shown above) of Intronaut before their Nashville gig at The End. These vinyl-printing, polyrhythmic-playing, hard-touring Californians roll with one-off custom instruments and plenty of paint-peeling power.

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