Jerry Donahue, former Fotheringay and Fairport Convention guitarist and studio session supremo, is set to take to the road in November 2012 to give some jaw-dropping performances of his Fret-King Black Label JD artist model guitars.
Jerry – who worked closely alongside Fret-King designer and industry guitar guru Trev Wilkinson to create what Guitarist magazine described as a 'stunningly good, musical, versatile guitar' (the magazine also gave the JD a 'Guitarist Choice' award) – will give audiences around the country an intimate demonstration of his classic string bending style, as well as insights into his playing and setup over his 40+ years in the business.
The five date tour, in association with a number of Fret-King guitar dealers across the UK, will also feature leading industry clinician Gav Coulson, who will give an informative round-up of the other models across the Fret-King ranges – Black Label, Blue Label, and the UK hand-built Green Label and STVDIO lines.
The tour will take in Oasis Music in Ringwood, Hampshire, Lister Guitars in Lowestoft, Rock Hard Music in Milton Keynes, and Hot Rox UK in Nottingham, before finishing off at the 6th annual Intersound Guitar Show in Dursley, Gloucestershire.
Fret-King is distributed worldwide by John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. For more information, visit the Fret-King website at www.fret-king.com
A full list of the dealers, dates and venues is below.
Tuesday 6th November
Oasis Music Ringwood
Tel: 08444 145273
Event takes place at Forest Forge Theatre Company, Endeavour Park, The Theatre Centre Unit
9-10, Crow Arch Lane, Ringwood, New Forest BH24 1SF. Tickets free with any purchase over £5 from Oasis Music.
Wednesday 7th November
Lister Guitars Lowestoft
Tel: 01502 565 491
Event takes place at The Royal Standard, Denmark Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 2EL. Tel: 07790 765260. £5 door charge including entry into a prize draw to win a Fret-King JD guitar!
Thursday 8th November
Rock Hard Music Milton Keynes
Event takes place at the store – Rock Hard Music, 9 Canons Road, Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5TL.
Tel: 01908 314300.
Friday 9th November
Hot Rox UK – Nottingham
Tel: 01159 873 163
Event takes place at New College Nottingham, Clarendon, Pelham Avenue Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 1AL.
Venue Tel: 0115 910 0100.
Thursday 15th November
The Intersound Guitar Show
Tel: 01453 549783.
Event takes place at The Gables Hotel, Falfield, GL12 8DL. From 5.30-10.30pm.
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