Matt Pryor is an American writer, session musician and current guitarist of the band Alamance who have spent nearly the last decade touring with some of the largest names in the music industry spanning multiple genres. They are currently working towards their fourth full length album, transitioning into the progressive metal world as well as bringing elements of rock fusion. He had this to say about his Custom Overload Rea 7 string guitar;
The custom guitar realized for Matt is a Rea 7 Baritone Bolt-On.
Matt commented on his new guitar:
“As an artist, I am constantly searching for an instrument that is capable of inspiring as well as pushing both my creativity and compositional abilities, I have truly found these attributes in my Overload Rea 7. From the first moment that I laid eyes on Matteos work I was captivated by his artisan tier attention to detail and passion for handmade creations. The fusion of breathtaking wood combinations, sleek modern designs and top of the line hardware makes for a shockingly comfortable and unique instrument that has become my primary guitar. “
“The first thing that struck me was how weightless yet resonant the Rea drop top design is, with ergonomic designs resulting in comfortable fret access and effortless creation even with extended sessions. In terms of tonal versatility, my Rea 7 ranges from incredibly well defined, balanced and rich plucked clean tones, thick classic americana twang, to Earth crumbling modern hi-gain metal bite with tight accuracy, clarity and a percussive attack, capable of cutting through any mix. This guitar has a voice of its own with many stories yet untold. You can truly feel that this instrument was crafted, not assembled. I am humbled and honored to be a part of the Overload family, where I feel truly at home.“