Michael Jackson‘s daughter Paris Jackson recently posted her ‘favorite’ picture of John Lennon and Yoko Ono before Lennon was shot to death, a sad but beautiful photo of the couple holding hands. John Lennon’s son revealing an emotional Neil Peart ‘teen boy’ story just surfaced.
Lennon’s social media page recently posted, “UILD STARFIRE XII CUSTOM 12-STRING, 1966
Presented to John Lennon by Mark Dronge (son of @guildguitars founder Alfred Dronge) at the Warwick Hotel, New York on 23 August 1966
Mark Dronge: ‘At Guild we had heard that the Beatles were going to conduct a press conference at the Warwick Hotel in New York. The decision that my father, myself, and Carlo Greco came to was to build one guitar for John.
We had just started making double-cutaway electric guitars and we weren’t too familiar about electric guitars anyway, but we had a reputation already for our acoustic 12-strings. So we figured we should make an electric 12. We only made one because we wanted to make it special – to really pour our hearts into it. It was an absolutely spectacular guitar for the time.
We thought the guitar should be an electric, double cutaway. We would make it with the best flamed maple we could find, and the best pickups we could buy, which I believe were single-coil DeArmond 2000s. We thought the brown stain the most interesting color we produced. I do not remember if the fingerboard was ebony or dark rosewood.’
The guitar can now be seen at the Hard Rock Café, 280 Beach Walk, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA.
Mark Dronge is the founder of @drstrings.” A John Lennon ‘steroids’ remark was just revealed.