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metallicjigolo

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All that glitters Is GOLD!!

For all of you guitar enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates beautiful guitars, here is a pic of the second guitar that will be auctioned off after the N.Y/N.J. shows.

How many would love to own this!? I know I would!

Also a link to the story.....http://latimesblogs.latim...to-be.html

Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #1 posted 12/14/10 3:02pm

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Someone please Insert page & pic. I tried. sad Sorry.

Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #2 posted 12/14/10 4:16pm

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Wow that looks cool.cool

I wonder how it will look under stage lights?

My name is Naz!!! and I have a windmill where my brain is supposed to be.....

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Reply #3 posted 12/14/10 4:57pm

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metallicjigolo said:

Someone please Insert page & pic. I tried. sad Sorry.

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How Prince's all-gold Fender Stratocaster came to be

December 14, 2010 | 11:29 am
What: One-of-a-kind Fender Stratocaster, fully gold-plated from the top of the headstock to the bottom of the electric guitar’s signature solid body

Who: Prince (the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince)

Where: He’ll introduce and play his gilt instrument during a string of shows in December in New York and New Jersey

When: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J., and Sunday and Dec. 29 at Madison Square Garden in New York

Why: Prince told his friends at Fender that he’d had a dream in which he played a gold Stratocaster. For his upcoming “Welcome 2 America” performances — his first East Coast shows since 2004 — he wanted something special and asked if such a guitar could be made. Fender execs turned to their designers at the Fender Custom Shop in Corona, Calif., where master guitar builders specialize in delivering unique instruments, for superstar musicians as well as amateurs with the desire, and the money, for something out of the ordinary.

In this case, Fender execs gave the assignment to Yuriy Shishkov, a Russian-born guitar maker. Coincidentally, only about a week earlier during a tour of the Custom Shop, Fender execs stopped at Shishkov’s work station and asked about the gold-leafing process he was working with for another customer’s order. “I mentioned that I had never built a guitar that would be completely gold leaf. I was asked, ‘Why you never did it?’ I said, ‘Nobody ever asked for it.’” A week later, Fender’s entertainment marketing director, Del Breckenfeld, came to him and said, “I think you have a customer for your gold-leaf guitar.” Prince’s gold Strat will be auctioned off after his East Coast dates, with proceeds benefiting the Harlem Children’s Zone, a community organization that serves more than 17,000 children.

How: “Gold leafing is so thin, it doesn’t change much in the tone of the instrument,” said Shishkov. “It’s thinner than any other finish you would put on a guitar; even lacquer finish is thicker than gold leaf.” The challenge? Applying gold leafing to the wood neck, frets, fret board, body, pickup covers, tuning pegs and the other parts is entirely done by hand, and Shishkov said the trick comes in twisting and turning his hands and fingers to get each piece of leafing in the right place while the adhesive used to bond it to the guitar’s surface is still tacky, yet without getting it stuck all over his hands.
“There’s only so much rotation you can do with your arms,” he said. “It’s interesting how it all came together,” said Shishkov, who started his career building guitars for himself, in a small underground cinder block workshop in the Soviet Union, which frowned on its citizens making any product the Soviet government didn’t make and approve. “Now I can bring my dream guitar to life.”

-- Randy Lewis

Photos: Gold-leaf Stratocaster specially made for Prince at Fender Custom Shop in Corona. Credit: Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

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Reply #4 posted 12/14/10 5:22pm

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^Thank You, You're the best! heart

Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #5 posted 12/14/10 5:25pm

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metallicjigolo said:

^Thank You, You're the best! heart

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thumbs up!

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Reply #6 posted 12/14/10 6:11pm

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Great guitar, great cause. This is the kind of classy Prince move that nobody ever hears about.

PRINCE: the only man who could wear high heels and makeup and STILL steal your woman!
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Reply #7 posted 12/14/10 7:40pm

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It is a great cause. And u better believe i'm gonna bid on it.

Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #8 posted 12/14/10 8:13pm

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Good cause but it's ugly like all Strats.

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Reply #9 posted 12/14/10 8:14pm

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Well my boyfriend is gonna shat when he sees that guitar. He's obsessed with own Prince look alike guitars.

This'll make his decade. And I guess no Christmas for me as he will be desperately finding money for that guitar.

I love a Man who:
Wears More Make Up Than Me.
Wears Four Inch Stilleto Boots.
Changes His Name To An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Who Changes His Name Back From An Unpronouncable Symbol.
Oh And Most Importantly, Who Is Sexy Little Drop Of Butterscotch
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Reply #10 posted 12/14/10 8:31pm

npggirl77

want....it....

-you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude!
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Reply #11 posted 12/14/10 8:49pm

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love That guitar is sooooooo freakin cool; I love it!!

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #12 posted 12/14/10 9:09pm

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That guitar is such a beauty! I wish I had the money to bid on it sad Well, whoever owns it is going to be one lucky person!
"I never wanted to be your weekend lover..."
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Reply #13 posted 12/14/10 9:13pm

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Wow. What a babe!

"Only the one that hurts you can make you feel better. Only the one that inflicts the pain, can take it away...." wink
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Reply #14 posted 12/14/10 9:35pm

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HisProtege said:

That guitar is such a beauty! I wish I had the money to bid on it sad Well, whoever owns it is going to be one lucky person!

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RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #15 posted 12/14/10 9:35pm

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I want that guitar!!! Too bad I'm so damn poor, or I would bid on it! pout

RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #16 posted 12/14/10 9:43pm

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eyewishuheaven said:

Great guitar, great cause. This is the kind of classy Prince move that nobody ever hears about.

Except in one of the nation's largest newspapers and his largest online fan community.

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Reply #17 posted 12/14/10 9:56pm

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BurnMyLipsSlowly said:

Wow. What a babe!

Thanks! touched

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Reply #18 posted 12/14/10 10:12pm

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metallicjigolo said:

For all of you guitar enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates beautiful guitars, here is a pic of the second guitar that will be auctioned off after the N.Y/N.J. shows.

How many would love to own this!? I know I would!

Also a link to the story.....http://latimesblogs.latim...to-be.html

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Reply #19 posted 12/14/10 10:24pm

V10LETBLUES

Awesome. Sure to be THE most prized Prince memorabilia ever.

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Reply #20 posted 12/14/10 10:33pm

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Would love to be in the awe of that beauty in the hands of the one I rever the most.

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Reply #21 posted 12/14/10 10:50pm

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You think Sherry had wet draws on the view, wait till Squirrelgrease sees the guitar he will wet himself, twice.

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Reply #22 posted 12/14/10 11:22pm

iloveannie

I've been playing for 24 years. That is not a beautiful guitar in my eyes. It's a garish guitar.

This is a beautiful guitar...

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Reply #23 posted 12/14/10 11:23pm

zaza

kewlschool said:

You think Sherry had wet draws on the view, wait till Squirrelgrease see's the guitar he will wet himself, twice.


I'm gonna wet myself three times in a row.
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Reply #24 posted 12/14/10 11:32pm

udo

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Well, slightly related:

Crash JP Morgan, buy silver.

See http://www.maxkeiser.com

See http://bit.ly/JPMorgue


I do think the GOLD experience album was pretty good. The gold guitar thing is a minor event, related to that album, really. The album rocked my world in that period (and still does..). I didn't even hear that gold guitar...
Pills and thrills and daffodils will kill
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Reply #25 posted 12/15/10 12:05am

Gohi

Uh, I think it looks awful. :/

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Reply #26 posted 12/15/10 1:51am

novabrkr

All that glitters Is GOLD!!

Just the leaf. wink

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Reply #27 posted 12/15/10 2:05am

TheDigitalGard
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I think that picture makes it look like a toy.

One of those little plastic guitars.

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Reply #28 posted 12/15/10 2:11am

hhhhdmt

I'd love to own one of those smile

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Reply #29 posted 12/15/10 2:18am

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Well, Ive put my lotto ticket on!!!!!!!!!!!begbeg pray pray

Prince once tried 2 change his name 2 a symbol so that ur'e mother couldn't find him in the phonebook!
Peace & Be Wild!
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