2008 Thanks Jimi Festival

Over 1900 Guitarists Take World Record In Poland

from Polskie Radio

1951 guitar players gathered on May 1 at the Wroclaw market square (Southern Poland) to simultaneously play "Hey Joe" at the 6th annual "Thanks Jimi Festival." The group broke their own record, set last year with 1881 players. Despite taking place in Poland, the event consisted of pluckers from around the world.

Outside of setting a world record,the organizers also wanted to make May 1st "World Guitar Day," setting up potential record breaking moments in the future. Click here for both the article and related radio piece. If you would prefer to see it first-hand, watch the YouTube video.
Picture taken from Cichonski.art.

Big Foot Guitar

Sasquatch Guitar

from Slippery Brick

Big Foot has been spotted in relation to George Marlin. The guitar marker created this monster piece just before the Miami Beach Guitar Festival. When considering a legendary musician with mystique, Big Foot definitely squashes the competition.
Christian Mirabella with guitars

In High Demand: Christian Mirabella

from the New York Times

You have to be making a pretty big splash in whatever you do to make the pages of the New York Times, especially when working in a trade like building archtops. Christan Mirabella demanded attention of Times writers in a few ways: he has a two-year wait list on his $6000 instruments, he reconstructed a Pete Townshend guitar recovered by fans after being tossed from a window seven stories above ground and he made a pickguard for one of Keith Richard''s guitars. Not too shabby for a 36-year-old.