Gibson Robot Guitar Demonstrations Around The World.
The Gibson Robot Guitar is only days from release and celebrity musicians have further stoked the excitement by demo'ing it at dozens of locations across the globe. The First Run Limited Edition Gibson Robot Guitar will be available for sale on December 7, 2007 at select dealers worldwide...only a few lucky dealers will be able to sell it. And only a few lucky guitarists will be able to buy it!
Never has a new guitar sparked so much interest and been so highly-anticipated as the Robot Guitar. So here's some more photographs! The Robot Guitar is definitely a stunner...
IN SAN FRANCISCO:
Martin Luther, formerly of the Roots, and currently starring as Jo-Jo in Julie Taymore's Across the Universe demonstrated the Robot Guitar at Banana's at Large in San Rafael, California.
IN LOS ANGELES:
The press conference in Guitar Center Hollywood’s vintage guitar room with Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik went fantastic! Despite Johnny just having flown in from South Africa that morning he did a great job of demonstrating the Robot Guitar for the press and public. Johnny ran through the primary functions of the guitar and even treated the press to a bit of his hit song “Broadway,” which uses a custom tuning loaded in just for Johnny’s guitar.
The Robot Guitar launch in Austin was a great success. Iconic guitar player and producer Charlie Sexton (who's done live and session guitar work with Bob Dylan, Keith Richards, Ron Wood, David Bowie, and Don Henley) hosted the event at Guitar Center to a large crowd of musicians and fans. The event kicked off at 3 p.m. with Guitar Center manager Parker Bradley introducing the First Run Limited Edition guitar. Bradley then opened it up for Charlie, who performed with the guitar in multiple tunings to show the versatility and possibilities that the Robot guitar offers, while explaining the benefits it offers performing musicians. Then Guitar Center assistant manager and resident guitar guru Gregg White took over for a Q&A while Charlie continued to play the guitar for photo ops.
The storm that hit most of Canada over the weekend and is threatening to dump another 17 inches on beautiful Toronto, decided to show its mercy on the media launch of the Robot Guitar at the Gibson Guitar Artist Showroom in Toronto. Over 100 retailers, Yorkville Sound staff, media, artists, and invited guests attended this history-making evening, held from 7 to 9 p.m.
Legendary Canadian rock icon, Rik Emmett (best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the classic Canadian act, Triumph) demonstrated how easy and versatile the Gibson Limited Edition Robot Guitar truly is.
Photo Credit: Renita Fillatre
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