6 Musicians Share Secrets About Their Homes

At last month’s National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show – the world’s largest trade event for the music products industry – we chatted with musicians while they checked out the latest gear for their home studios. Here’s what we learned about where they keep their instruments at home, and where they feel most inspired to create music.

Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick, lead guitarist for the thrash metal band Testament

1. They get creative with limited space.

Testament’s Alex Skolnick lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he doesn’t have a lot of room for a music studio in his apartment. “Often times, my living room becomes my recording studio when I work off my laptop,” he says. “My house is so overrun by guitars and literature books – I have 14 guitars in my small condo, which is kind of crazy, and more arrive every year! I have a multiple guitar stand which holds six, and have wall hangers for the rest in the living room.” Skolnick, known for metal and world music, is working on recording his first acoustic project with Rodrigo y Gabriela.

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