Matthias Jabs is a German guitarist and songwriter. He is best known for being the lead guitarist in the heavy metal band Scorpions. He has played on all Scorpions studio albums starting with Lovedrive (1979) to Sting in the Tail (2010).He has a music store, MJ Guitars, in Munich, Germany.Before joining the Scorpions, Jabs played for the bands Lady, Fargo and Deadlock. Jabs was hired to join the Scorpions upon the departure of guitarist Ulrich Roth in August 1978. According the Scorpions wiki (under the Rise to fame and Commercial Success sections).