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NAMM Sighting: HR Giger Guitars

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NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Ibanez had a very cool display of guitars styled by HR Giger, best known for the creature of “Alien” fame. “H.R. Giger’s collaboration ...

NAMM Sighting: HR Giger Guitars » Synthtopia Secondary menuSkip to primary contentSkip to secondary contentAbout SynthtopiaSubmit Items For ReviewFeedbackAdvertise Main menuSkip to primary contentSkip to secondary contentSynth & Electronic Music NewsForumFree Music DownloadsMusic ReviewsVideos Post navigation ← Previous Next → NAMM Sighting: HR Giger Guitars Posted on February 2, 2006 by synthhead NAMM 2006 Winter Show: Ibanez had a very cool display of guitars styled by HR Giger, best known for the creature of “Alien” fame.“H.R. Giger’s collaboration with Ibanez is a natural pairing when delving into the world of string instruments,” commented H.R. Giger’s agent Les Barany at the convention site. “Mr. Giger is an acknowledged fan of diverse musical styles and an accomplished jazz pianist and saxophone player in his own right. Giger’s musical enthusiasm and his avant-garde approach to industrial and ‘practical’ design is right at home in the Ibanez camp.”Bill Reim, president of Hoshino U.S.A. which distributes Ibanez in the United States, and who has contributed to many Ibanez designs himself, was extremely enthusiastic about the new partnership. “I was always a big fan of H.R. Giger’s work, and I was influenced during my years in art school by his designs for album covers for Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Deborah Harry and others. I had always wanted to use H.R. Giger’s designs for some of our displays, so when the chance came to actually utilize his graphic designs for our guitars, we were more than ready to do so.”While this is the first collaboration ...

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