Factory Records: FAC 473 LES PAUL FAC 473: Gibson Guitartown London



Notes: 10-foot free-standing fiberglass Gibson Les Paul guitar, designed by PETER SAVILLE incorporating his colour wheel coding (see FAC 73, etc) along the guitar neck; the body is completely black. (Signed by NEW ORDER.)

This was a music & art campaign for three charities: The Princes Trust, Nordoff-Robbins music Therapy and Teenage Cancer Trust. Thirty 10-foot free stand- ing fiberglass Gibson Les Paul guitars and 30 regular sized Gibson SG's designed and hand painted by visual artists ranging from Peter Blake, Gerald Scarfe and Andrew Logan to competition winners. Each guitar was signed by the associated musician to authenticate and endorse their own individual guitar. Musicians included New Order, Paul Weller, Slash, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart, Noel Gallagher, Mark Knopfler, Roxy Music, Bruce Dickinson, Brian May, Gary moore, Gorillaz, Dirty Pretty Things, The Lost Prophets, James Dean Bradfield, Ocean Colour Scene, Graham Coxon, The Kooks, The Magic Numbers, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Rodgers, Suggs, KT Tunstall, Razorlight, Hard-Fi, Corinne Bailey Rae, Depeche Mode, James Morrision, Motorhead, Cliff Richard and James Blunt.

The 10-foot fibreglass Gibsons were publicly displayed around more London (Tower Bridge, SE1) starting late June 2007 for ten weeks. The regular sized hand painted Gibson SGs were on display at The O2 in Greenwich. Following the exhibition all the guitars were auctioned off at an event in September with all the proceeds being split equally between the three associated charities.

FAC 473 LES PAUL FAC 473: Gibson Guitartown London

FAC 473 LES PAUL FAC 473: Gibson Guitartown London