|Bryan Adams Customises Guitar For The 'RockChic' Exhibition|
|Friday, 12 January 2007 14:54|
BA customises guitar for the 'RockChic' Exhibition
Bryan has customised a Fender Stratocaster for the 'RockChic' exhibition which is currently being held at the National Gallery in Dublin, Ireland until January 21st. It moves to London's 'Harrods' on February 1st and ends on March 3rd. Here it will expand to include a Rock Lounge featuring a live music stage, catwalk, and Champagne bar.
At this time the exhibition will take on a new title... 'BornToRock', for what is essentially a 'History of Rock' multi-media experience, occupying a huge space on the second floor of the Harrod's store. The exhibition features more than 100 legendary, vintage, rare and customised guitars, in an exhibition which examines the electric guitar’s origins, and focuses on its evolution and influence on society over the last 75 years. It's essentially, a 'History Of Rock' multi-media experience, showcasing guitars and artists who have helped shape contemporary pop culture.
Bryan's design is called 'Kate' and says Bryan "it's Kate in all her beauty". Bryan has also signed the guitar. He previously photographed Kate for his 2000 book 'Haven'. Other designs include 'Sweetface' by Jennifer Lopez, 'Offender' by Anton Corbijn and 'Guitar With Own Hand' by Graham Coxon. Rumours are by the time the exhibition hits London, U2's Bono will have also customised one of these special Fenders as well. Go to www.rockchic.tv to view all the guitars in full and much more.
Visitors to the exhibition will embark on a journey which spans 75 years, featuring guitars and artists who have helped shape contemporary pop culture, starting with the legendary ‘Frying Pan’ the worlds first electric guitar – never previously exhibited outside of the US. The exhibition also presents a remarkable display of rare and vintage guitars from the world’s leading manufacturers, including Gibson, Rickenbacker, Fender and PRS, to the most exclusive bespoke custom producers. If you like to Rock ‘N’ Roll, you’ll love the collection of ultra famous instruments, associated with many of rock’s greatest icons, including the likes of Carlos Santana, The Edge, Keith Richards, Mark Bolan, Jimi Hendrix, Noel Gallagher and Rory Gallagher, as well as contemporary guitars from Alex Kapranos (Franz Ferdinand), Sergio Pizzorno (Kasabian) and Christina Aguilera.
Each of the customised RockCouture guitars will be auctioned for the benefit of registered charities, nominated by the individual Creators, including Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres, Amnesty International, Keep A Child Alive, the Irish Hospice Foundation and Breast Cancer Haven. So if you have a lot of spare cash lying around why not put a bid in for BA's guitar it's for a great cause!