Hartley Peavey, Paul Reed Smith, McGregor Gaines, Robert Godin, Ralph Novak, Matt McPherson and Bob Taylor have officially agreed to participate in the landmark series, The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone, to be released by No Island Media in the Fall of 2006.
"With the addition, and enthusiastic participation, of Hartley Peavey, Paul Reed Smith, McGregor Gaines, Robert Godin, Ralph Novak, Matt McPherson and Bob Taylor in The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone series, a niche series by a small independent, production company has blossomed into a truly historic media event," says Dina Walker, Executive Producer of No Island Media. "This is the first time that the visionaries, entrepreneurs and engineers who propel the $1Billion guitar industry are joining together the share their stories in a single series, and we are very honoured to be able to present a platform for them to do so."
The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone is being produced in close cooperation with fourteen of the leading guitar, and guitar amplification, visionaries in the world. Each episode focuses on a single person's quest for guitar perfection- be it through acoustic, electric or amplification design.
"The combination of personal stories and how they influence the individual dreams and pop culture of the world is a profound one, " says Trevor Andrews, Executive Director of The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone. "These stories contain everything that is important about life- music, business, passion, craft, fortitude, tradition, innovation. Simply put: This is an essential series for anyone who has ever owned or listened to a guitar."
The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone can be pre-ordered from the No Island Media website.
Volume One of The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone will be released September 15, 2006 and will include:
Paul Reed Smith
Kelly Butler (First Act)
Trev Wilkinson (Italia Guitars)
PLUS: a conversation with tube amplification engineer James Brown (Kustom).
Volume Two of The Search for the Perfect Guitar Tone will be released on October 15, 2006 and will include:
Ren Ferguson (Montana Gibson Custom Shop)
McGregor Gaines (National Reso-Phonic)
PLUS: a shop tour with tube amplification engineer Ben Fargen (Fargen Amplification).
Performance and long-form DVDs, focusing on individual visionaries and performers, are in pre-production, with planned release dates in November of 2006.