Gear of the Month 2012
September: Guilford Guitars U.S. Air Force Redeemer
On April 27, 2011, nine members of the NATO Air Training Command – Afghanistan (NATC–A) were killed in action while serving as advisors and mentors to members of Afghanistan’s military. The guitar’s back is engraved with the nine soldiers’ names on a 5-ply plaque made of pickguard material. Since acquiring the guitar from Guilford after it was unveiled at the Dallas International Guitar Show, Blaze has played it during every performance of “Take the Bullet”—a song he wrote and dedicated to the military in 2010. The guitar was be raffled off on Veterans Day with all funds going to the fallen service members’ families.