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‘Rolling Stone’ Offering GH Duo Jet

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To celebrate the May 1st DVD release of Martin Scorcese’s George Harrison documentary Living in the Material WorldRolling Stone is giving away Gretsch George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Guitar. The model is a replica of Harrison’s original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet.

Get contest details here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/win-a-gretsch-george-harrison-signature-duo-jet-guitar-20120430#ixzz1tZurnrRK

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George Harrison Giveaway Winner Revealed

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Congratulations to Rod Kennemer of Garden City, Kan., for winning our Gretsch/George Harrison giveaway.

Kennemer’s new G6128T-GH George Harrison SIGNATURE Duo Jet™ and “George Harrison: Living in the Material World” book are now in his possession!

Here is Rod with his new instrument:

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Olivia Harrison To Discuss New Book

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The author of the very book Gretsch is offering to the grand-prize winner of the George Harrison Signature Duo Jet Giveaway will be signing copies in New York City this Friday, as Olivia Harrison is set to appear at Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2289 Broadway at 7 p.m.

George Harrison: Living in the Material World is a 400-page tome that culls together items from Harrison’s personal archive of photos, letters, diaries and memorabilia, giving an unprecedented and richly detailed look at the entire life of a great musician who touched the lives of millions.


The book is filled with reminiscences from Harrison’s friends, including Eric Clapton, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

While at the NYC event, Olivia will sit down with musician Warren Zanes to discuss George and the book and sign copies.

The winner of Gretsch’s George Harrison Giveaway will also get their very own G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar, while five second-prize winners will receive a copy of the book.

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Gretsch Introduces the George Harrison Signature Duo Jet

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Gretsch celebrates the legacy of George Harrison with the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet guitar, modeled on the instrument that the legendary guitarist referred to as his “first real decent guitar.”

Features include distinctive appointments and modifications found on and inspired by Harrison’s original 1957 Gretsch Duo Jet, which he purchased secondhand in the early 1960s. These include a lightweight mid-’50s-style chambered body, all-black color scheme (arched maple top, mahogany back and sides, and back of the one-piece mahogany neck), Bigsby® B3C tailpiece with a black Phillips head tremolo arm pivot bolt, and an offset strap button on the lower bout.

Other features include three-ply body binding (white-black-white), white single-ply neck and headstock binding, 22-fret rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius and hump-block pearloid inlays, two single-coil DynaSonic™ pickups, vintage-style “rocking bar” bridge with rosewood base, silver plexi pickguard, chrome-plated Grover® V98CM Sta-Tite™ tuners, Gretsch “G” arrow control knobs, chrome-plated hardware, Harrison’s signature on the truss rod cover and a premium tweed case.

The G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet evokes the vibe of Harrison’s original Duo Jet, which he held dear in the Beatles’ early-’60s era and used to record the group’s landmark first album, Please Please Me (1963). A quarter-century later, Harrison was pictured with the guitar on the cover of his acclaimed 1987 solo album, Cloud Nine. Further, the introduction of the G6128T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet closely follows the early 2011 release of the Gretsch Custom Shop G6128T-GH George Harrison “Tribute” Duo Jet, a limited edition relic model that meticulously mirrored the original guitar down to the tiniest detail.

More info here.

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