|PRS Guitars 1 Night,1 Show,1 Cause Benefit for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center|
Join PRS Guitars on Sunday, October 3 at Bourbon Street Baltimore to raise money for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. One really cool fundraiser is the live auction of custom painted PRS guitars. I asked Daniel Stuelpnagel, curator of the guitar collection, to describe the process behind creating these one-of-a-kind masterpieces.
Daniel: As an amateur guitar player, I am familiar with the assembly so I was comfortable removing the tuners, strings, bridge, plug jack and a few other accessories so that I could get tape and paint coverage on the body and have it look as much like a factory paint job as possible. I used Montana spray paint, overlapping tape applications to create about five or six layers as you can see, in a geometric abstract pattern with many colors, and then I hit it with two coats of clear coat at the end, each application needs to dry for a day or two, so I spent a good couple of weeks just working on this about an hour a day, and then put it all back together and re-strung it and it was ready to go. Close to the style I use for many of my paintings on canvas, of which I have done about five hundred over the years, and more than 70 exhibitions coast to coast, but this was my first guitar.
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From the official press release:
One Night One Show One Cause
PRS Guitars’ Benefit for
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band
Sunday Evening, October 3rd Paul Reed Smith Guitars will again host the acclaimed One Night One Show One Cause Benefit for the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center at Bourbon Street in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland.
Tickets are available through MissionTix: www.missiontix.com
Venue Information - Bourbon Street: www.bourbonstreetbaltimore.com
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