Sunday, 13 July 2003
The Art of Jimi - Photographer-designers Gered Mankowitz and David Costa will unveil their long-anticipated Hear My Message project in September, consisting of a limited-run Fender Stratocaster guitar that celebrates Jimi Hendrix. Only 375 examples will be made of the Ink Icon Guitars Portrait Edition reproduction of a 1969 N.O.S. Fender Stratocaster. Constructed by Fender's Californian Custom Shop, each model will be decorated with a classic portrait shot of Hendrix by Gered Mankowitz, silkscreened onto the body with the lyric "Hear My Message" (from 'Message To Love') reproduced in Jimi's hand. The guitars can be ordered through www.icon-guitars.co.uk.