.

Win a Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Guitar

Enter for a chance to win a guitar inspired by the one Harrison called his "first real decent guitar."

April 30, 2012 6:30 PM ET
George Harrison Signature Gretsch
George Harrison Signature Gretsch Duo Jet Guitar
Courtesy of Gretsch Guitars

To celebrate the May 1st DVD release of Martin Scorcese's George Harrison documentary Living in the Material World, Rolling Stone is giving away a Gretsch guitar modeled on Harrison's original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the early Sixties. Harrison recorded Please Please Me with his original Gretsch, and played it during the legendary Cavern Club gigs as the Beatles rose to become a global phenomenon. Years later, he revived the nostalgic axe for his 1987 solo album Cloud Nine, and it appeared on that album's cover.

Features on this replica Gretsch guitar include distinctive appointments and modifications found on Harrison's original: a lightweight mid-Fifties-style chambered body, all-black color scheme, maple and mahogany detailing, and an offset strap button on lower bout. Other features include three-ply body binding (white-black-white), vintage-style “rocking bar” bridge with rosewood base, silver plexi pickguard, chrome-plated hardware, Harrison’s signature on the truss rod cover and a premium tweed case. Read official rules here.

One lucky winner will win: (1) G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet from the Gretsch Professional Collection, model no. 2400416. Read more about this guitar here.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com