The Spring 2012 issue of Guitar Aficionado, currently available on newsstands and at the Apple App Store for the iPad and iPhone, gives readers an unprecedented and exclusive tour of the celebrated guitars of George Harrison, courtesy of his son, Dhani Harrison. Spanning Harrison’s career from the Beatles through his solo years, the celebrated collection is also featured in the new iPad app The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, which was developed by Dhani, who graces the issue’s cover.
To commemorate the release of The Guitar Collection: George Harrison, Guitar Aficionado is offering the opportunity for 10 readers to win a free download of the app!
The app allows users to spin the historic Harrison guitars and zoom in and out on them at will, providing a dynamic, interactive experience that one could never achieve via photos alone. Through unique 360-degree imaging, rare audio, and archival photography, the app highlights the sound and look of each classic guitar. Dhani Harrison also enlisted the help of several famous guitarists and George Harrison fans, including Ben Harper and Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, to perform and comment on the historic guitars as part of the app.
Both the app and Guitar Aficionado’s Spring 2012 issue take a look at some of George Harrison’s most notable and celebrated axes. Included in the feature is Rocky, Harrison’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster that received its name, along with a cosmetic Day-Glo makeover, during the recording sessions for the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, in 1967. Other classics in the issue include Harrison’s rosewood 1968 Telecaster, used during sessions for Let It Be and Abbey Road, and his 1963 Rickenbacker, played on such hits as “A Hard Day’s Night” and “Can’t Buy Me Love.”
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