Win “The Guitar Collection: George Harrison” App

February 23rd, 2012

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 HarrisonGuitar 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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  1. Posted by Daniel Martí on February 24th, 2012, 03:24 [Reply]

    We love George!

  2. Posted by John Waldo on February 24th, 2012, 05:46 [Reply]

    Grew up loving the Beatles and all things George. He help me as well as his mates, to open our mind and LOVE.

  3. Posted by Alan perry on February 24th, 2012, 13:53 [Reply]

    This app would give new fans a chance to introduce them to his legacy

  4. Posted by Rob carpenter on February 26th, 2012, 01:33 [Reply]

    Just came across you wonderful magazine ,ideally suited to me as a pro muso for over 45 years.

    Maybe we should do an article on the very first fenders that were imported into new zealand , Leo had a direct hand in overseeing
    The first shipments , a few of these old gats are in hand of the original owners

    Rob carpenter
    New zealand

  5. Posted by George, "Rocky", Farnsworth on February 26th, 2012, 03:44 [Reply]

    Fingers are crossed to win the ‘Guitar Collection: George Harrison app’! I am a player/collector, but not NEARLY of the caliber of the George Harrison Collection!!! But, of all the guitar’s in his collection, if I could have only one, it would be my ‘namesake’ guitar, “Rocky”!! Not because it shares my name, but because ever since seeing it on the MMT album cover, I’ve always been ‘hooked’ on its paint scheme!!!

  6. Posted by ron wickham on February 28th, 2012, 19:04 [Reply]

    Love your magazine!

  7. Posted by Christine Yvonne Groce on February 28th, 2012, 19:07 [Reply]

    Been a long-time big fan of the Beatles and would be ecstatic to win this collection. Please count me in. Thanks!!

  8. Posted by Leslie Chalepah on February 28th, 2012, 19:11 [Reply]

    I am a huge George Harrison fan. From his early days with the Beatles through Bangladesh and on.

  9. Posted by TommyP54 on February 28th, 2012, 20:44 [Reply]

    This is a great way to revisit the greatest and most influential band of all time and to get a better look into the interesting detail and working tools George used. As a musician and lover of the technology of recording and history, this a welcome addition. Also it is like a breath of fresh air to know Georges son Dhani has spearheaded this effort. George was no slouch in the academic department and it is nice to know that the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. George would be very proud.

  10. Posted by Ta Skovira on February 28th, 2012, 20:45 [Reply]

    The magazine is one of my favorite monthly reads…
    I enjoy it. Thank you.

  11. Posted by Adam Michaels on February 28th, 2012, 20:48 [Reply]

    I AM a big George Harrison Fan, as well as a big Beatles fan, but who isn’t I would love to have Georges collection hanging in my office it would be a big feather in the cap! My love of The Beatles Music has spanned over 46 Years!

  12. Posted by Pert Neubees on February 28th, 2012, 20:59 [Reply]

    Great publication and enjoy the mix of articles with artists and guitars and stuff that make all of us want to own MORE GUITARS!

    Thanks and let me know if you ever want an opine, I’ve got many.


  13. Posted by Mitch Manning on February 28th, 2012, 23:53 [Reply]

    I Love George Harrison!!!! Always Have!!! – I Would be so HONERED to be able to WIN the George Harrison APP.//.. I Always Hoped That an App. would Arrive in ITUNES…… — Awesome!!! This Is A Wonderfull DAY!!!!!!!!! —– : } Mitch : } !

    P.S. I’m a Muscian/Guitar Player as well… I’ve Been VERY INFUENCED by G.H.!!! He has a Masterfull Sound/Music that is so Inspiring… Great Licks Too.. Soooo HAPPY – Thank You!

  14. Posted by bill saltzer on February 29th, 2012, 03:17 [Reply]

    great mag

  15. Posted by Earl Engleman on February 29th, 2012, 04:17 [Reply]

    outstanding job!

  16. Posted by keith Noriego on February 29th, 2012, 07:45 [Reply]

    My Thanks to Dhani Harrison, For giving an opprotunity to win such Prized and Historic Gutiars , I like”Rocky!”, That is the one George is playing on vidio”I am the Walrus”, right?,Alway thought “Rocky” and Hendrix’s Smashed Strat(Monterrey Pop), Could be Sisters(Prefer Guitars as Women!) Thanx,…Keith 🙂

  17. Posted by Marc Richter on February 29th, 2012, 10:40 [Reply]

    I like George Harrison!!!

  18. Posted by donna wiederhold on February 29th, 2012, 10:49 [Reply]

    thanx for the chance

  19. Posted by Willa Luthi on February 29th, 2012, 19:42 [Reply]

    I love the idea of possessing a guitar from my teenage era

  20. Posted by Michael W on March 1st, 2012, 02:32 [Reply]

    I love your site! The Beatles (especially George Harrison) are a legend. I would to win this prize! Thanks!!

  21. Posted by Neal on March 1st, 2012, 20:43 [Reply]

    The app is very good but actually disappoints by leaving so much out. Obviously the original instruments are no longer around or in Dhani’s possession, but something could have been done to recreate or replicate the Casino, the Tennesse Rose, the SG or the Country Gentleman. An app based on the guitars of George Harrison without the Gent? Disappointing….

  22. Posted by George, "Rocky", Farnsworth on March 3rd, 2012, 03:41 [Reply]

    I entered the ‘Harrison Guitar App Contest’, but I’d really like to win the guitar that’s my ‘namesake’, the ‘Rocky Strat’!!
    Rocky Farnsworth

  23. Posted by James on March 3rd, 2012, 11:30 [Reply]

    The Stratocasters and the rosewood Telecaster probably meant the most to George.Certainly as the guitars age they improved in tone.His Gibson Les Paul used for the song and video’Revolution’is my fave.

  24. Posted by Michael McVay on March 10th, 2012, 11:30 [Reply]

    As George would say “All things must pass.” Hopefully, a time will soon pass enough so that we can get legitimate re-issues.

    It would, of course, be very disrespectfully go ask for George’s family to if he can have his beloved guitars’ to replicate too soon.

    I understand your eagerness, though, because can’t wait to getter my hands around a G.H. model Rickenbacker 360/12 Fire-glo. Also, I’d love to play a little “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” with “Rocky”. Take care

  25. Posted by Jorge Gallardo Heck on March 18th, 2012, 13:18 [Reply]

    George es todo un mistico

  26. Posted by cheryl cuccia on April 2nd, 2012, 14:20 [Reply]

    Entered late 🙁

  27. Posted by Lawrence Bernard on May 20th, 2012, 20:42 [Reply]

    I’d really love to win this. I’d love to have half the talent that George had. I miss him dearly and wish Jeff Lynn would get Dylan and the rest of the boys together to write and record a tribute album dedicated to George. I’m sure he can find a few more talented musicians to fill infer George and Roy.


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