Win 'The Guitar Collection: George Harrison' iPad App

February 24, 2012
To commemorate the February 23 release of The Guitar Collection: George Harrison — a new app exclusively for iPad — Guitar Player, Bandwdth Publishing, and the Harrison Estate are happy to announce an opportunity to win a free download. Through unique 360° imaging, rare audio and archival photography, the app highlights the sound and look of each of Harrison's historic guitars. The app is available now on the Apple App Store.

A total of five free downloads of this exciting app will be awarded to Guitar Player readers and fans, one each on the following dates:
Friday, February 24 (the day before Harrison's birthday); Monday, February 27; Tuesday, February 28; Wednesday, February 29, and Thursday, March 1.

It's simple. Post a short comment on the Guitar Player Facebook page revealing something that you hold dear about George: his solos, his songwriting, his tone, his slide playing, his spirituality — whatever inspires you about this wonderful and influential guitarist.

One post on each of the five days listed above will be chosen by Guitar Player Editor in Chief Michael Molenda, and the post's author will be provided the codes for a free download of The Guitar Collection: George Harrison.

Bandwdth Publishing, in conjunction with the George Harrison Estate, announces the release of a special iPad app celebrating the guitarist and his historical guitar collection. The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app is available through iTunes starting February 23, two days before Harrison's birth date.

The George Harrison Guitar Collection from George Harrison on Vimeo.

The app brings George Harrison's private guitar collection to life through photographs, detailed descriptions, audio, and video footage. For the first time, with the help of unique 360° imaging by photographer Steven Sebring, fans can see the scratches, dings, and worn threads on the guitars as if they were themselves holding the instruments. The app features a number of Harrison's best known guitars, including the Gretsch G6128 Duo Jet, the Gibson J-160E, the Rickenbacker 360/12, the Fender Stratocaster named 'Rocky', the Ramirez Classical, the Fender Rosewood Telecaster, and the Zemaitis Lotus 12-String, Additional guitars will be added to the app in the future.
Fans can examine Harrison's private guitar collection, through personal audio recordings from Harrison himself as he introduces many of the guitars and plays sections of songs.
The history of each guitar is laid out in great detail; including the origin of the guitar, when and how it became part of Harrison's collection, modifications he made to it and why each was so important in creating his distinctive sound. Songs from his catalogue are organized by the guitars used on each track, which allows the user to appreciate the personalities of each instrument.
The video section of the app contains footage of Ben Harper, Josh Homme, Mike Campbell, and Dhani Harrison each playing and showcasing the guitars and exploring their feel and tone. In addition, Conan O'Brien and Dhani discuss what make these guitars so exceptional. Also in this section, guitar great Gary Moore shares his views on what made George Harrison such a distinctive and influential guitar player.
The app, available now, is selling for $9.99 at the Apple App Store, at the link below:
Watch a video previewing the app's features at the link below: 
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