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.
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