Hello Sublime Backers...!!
A quick update to let you know we're still rockin' and reelin' and dancing on the ceiling behind the scenes here in the Finkelpearl Guitars world HQ. Premium development is well underway. The logo (tee shirt) design is done. The pick design is done. And the poster design is currently receiving its finishing touches. This is all due to the hard work and vision of one of the best graphic designers I've ever had the pleasure to know, Mr. Marc Harkness. You've seen Marc's work on album covers from James McMurtry to Billy Joe Shaver and even the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash. Mark's blog is here:
Down the hall, around the corner, and up the hill we have the website department and they are frantically working away to get finkelpearlguitars.com live in time for the holiday season. That's being led by Senior Vice President for Fuzz and Overdrive, Mr. Jeromy Darling. You know me, I love to surround myself with talented people and watch them excel. Jeromy is no exception to that rule and you can find his cool vision and great aesthetic here: http://jeromydarling.com
We've got a press release written that includes the thoughts of the great Mary Timony, a guitar player and songwriter seething with ridiculous amounts of talent. She recently sat with a VectorJetCG on her lap for a long weekend and emerged to say: "This guitar is super fun to play. The neck feels great and I love the sound of the pickups together. Added bonus: It looks totally rad. It's a favorite." Thanks, Mary!! YOU are totally rad. You can learn about Mary's band, Wild Flag, here (and if you have not seen them live yet, run, don't walk, if they come to your town:
Okay, back into the chemistry lab I go, trying to stir up exactly the right mojo to make Finkelpearl Guitars rock straight out of the box. Thanks to ALL of you again for your support and continued energy and enthusiasm. More anon......
Happy Summer to everybody......it's flying by as usual! I am sure for you too.....
My luthier has just added some fresh capacity to his production line and we should see a new round of VectorJetCG guitars emerging from the Factory of Solitude shortly. If you're in line for a guitar, stand by and thanks for your patience!
The website is under construction!! We should be up and running perhaps by Labor Day, we'll see how it goes and I'll send you a link pronto!
More premium news shortly.....thanks again for helping me get over the top and keep rockin'.
I'm humbled, floored really. Whether you pledged one buck or a million bucks, thanks to each and every one of you. Namaste. Onward, upward."Thank you, friends
Wouldn't be here if it wasn't for you
I'm so grateful
For all the things you helped me do
All the ladies and gentlemen
Who made this all so probable
Thank you, friends
I rejoice up to the skies"
--- Alex Chilton (the Late Great)
pledged of $14,000 goal
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May 17, 2012 - Jun 16, 2012 (30 days)
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Thank you for helping me manifest a dream!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Thank you! Play at home with your very own Finkelpearl Guitars pick package!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Thank you! Play at home with your very own Finkelpearl Guitars pick package and set of Finkelpearl guitar strings in .10 -- .46!Estimated delivery: Aug 2012
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Whoa! You rock! "One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain." Thanks for the fabulous support and enjoy a Finkelpearl Guitars t-shirt in your choice of M-L-or XLEstimated delivery: Aug 2012
Pledge $75 or more
Fabulous graphic artist, great friend, and all around hepcat, Marc Harkness, is designing a limited edition poster of the VectorJetCG. At this level, you get one! Suitable for framing ;-) Thanks, Marc! You rock hard! http://www.marcharkness.blogspot.com/Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $200 or more
4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
Yikes, you're serious? "I'm Jumpin' Jack Flash and it's a gas!" Thank you!! You love fine electric guitars, I can tell. Enjoy the entire care package of cool Finkelpearl Guitars accessories including t-shirt. picks, strings, and a strap.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
Seriously??!! YOU are a player. May Keith Richards himself strum at your next party! Okay, I can't deliver on that so take everything mentioned above and pre-order a Finkelpearl VectorJet-CG in whatever color and finish choice you like.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,750 or more
2 backers Limited (13 of 15 left)
"I'm drinking Champagne, feeling no pain 'till early morning." Thank YOU!!!! Welcome to the Occupation...and the front of the line! You just bought a Finkelpearl Guitar in your choice of color and in metallic or flake finish...!Estimated delivery: Oct 2012