The first prototype of the new GJ2 Concorde™ line of guitars was
given away as part of a tribute to Randy
Rhoads at Book Soup in Hollywood. Authors Steven
Rosen and Andrew Klein were on hand to sign copies of their new
biographical-pictorial book, "Randy Rhoads," available from
Velocity Publishing, on Saturday, September 8, 2012. GJ2 founder
Grover Jackson kicked off the afternoon by first saying a few words
in remembrance of the late guitar legend. He then answered
questions from attendees before finally unveiling the new GJ2
"Concorde," modeled after the original guitar he and Randy designed
together. Grover personally drew the winning ticket, held by
Chatsworth-based guitarist Mick Zane of "Malice," who was thrilled
to win both the autographed guitar as well as the signed book.
The first 10 people to purchase the production run of the GJ2
Concorde guitar will receive gold hardware at no extra charge,
as well as an autographed collector's edition of the "Randy Rhoads"
book signed by the authors and Grover Jackson.
The GJ2 Concorde™ takes its name from the jet aircraft, which
Randy was fascinated by. The aircraft design served as the
inspiration for the shape of the instrument that he and Grover
Jackson teamed up to create in the early 1980s. Grover commented
that he liked to think the 2012 GJ2 Concorde model was the custom
guitar Randy would be playing today if he were still with us.
Issues 9 and 10 of Guitar Interactive featured a two part 'Lost
Interview' with Randy Rhoads in which the guitarist talks about his
guitars - Part two is an audio interview - To Listen to the
interviews click here Part 1 Part 2