Friday, 3 October 2008

Objects of Desire #3: The James Bond Guitar

THE James Bond GuitarFriday Night Is Bond Night over at BBC Radio 2 on Friday 7 November. Recording on Monday 13 November, Ken Bruce hosts a concert of music from Bond films such as Licence To Kill, Goldfinger, Thunderball, For Your Eyes Only and Diamonds Are Forever. Leading the festivities is the 70-piece BBC Concert Orchestra, with performances from David McAlmont, Mica Paris, Tom Baxter and Jodie Prenger. You can apply for tickets for the Monday 13 November recording here.

On a related note, the guitar pictured here is THE original James Bond guitar. The original theme was played on this very guitar - a Clifford Essex Paragon De Luxe - by the fantastically-named guitarist Vic Flick. The guitar currently resides in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

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