Michael Denner : Original guitar player with Mercyful Fate & King Diamond.
Heavy Metal Guitar Hero
Michael Denner is the original guitarist of the Heavy Metal Bands Mercyful Fate and King Diamond and is currently a member of the Heavy Metal duo Denner-Shermann with Hank Shermann. Denner began playing guitar when he was 12 years old.
Michael is a fourth generation musician and list’s his Guitar Heroes as Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Ollie Halsall.
Denner currently plays a custom Gibson Flying V guitar and owns a record shop in Copenhagen called “Beat Bop”.
Gibson Flying V Guitar
A certain aura of mystique surrounds the Gibson Flying V. This guitar was well ahead of its time when it was first introduced in 1958, the instruments intense magnetic appeal, powerful sound, and unusually familiar body and headstock shape have made it one of the most instantly recognizable guitars in the world. Legendary Gibson President Ted McCarty was looking to add a futuristic aspect to the company’s image when he introduced the Flying V, and boy did he nail it with this guitar. And while some of the greatest guitar players of all-time—including Lonnie Mack and Albert King, who immediately embraced the Flying V, it wasn’t until Gibson reintroduced the guitar in 1967 that the rest of the world caught on. Guitar Heroes and Gods like Jimi Hendrix, Michael Denner, Johnny Winter, Billy Gibbons, Michael Schenker, and Lenny Kravitz have all embraced the Flying V’s fascinating allure.
All Things Denner
Notable People who share the name Denner
John Denner is an American Guitarist born in Hamburg Germany who is noted for achieving technical proficiency on a level with top guitar players despite being born without a right hand
Johann Christoph Denner
Musician and Inventor
Johann Christoph Denner, was a famous woodwind instrument maker of the Baroque era, to whom the invention of the clarinet is attributed. Denner was born in Leipzig to a family of horn-tuners.
Jacob Denner was a German Instrument maker and son of Johann Christoph Denner. Jacob is a well known Instrument maker, credited for his recorders which have become the model for many modern instruments.