Whether you're a fan of the Sci Fi Channel's reinvented Battlestar Galactica series or simply covet classic Fender guitars, you'll want this Stratocaster stunningly redesigned by artisans Pamelina H. and Michael Lipe and signed in silver Sharpie marker by the primary cast of the dark, new BSG. The guitar includes:
About Pamelina H:
Since the late '80s, visual artist Pamelina Hovnatanian (aka Pamelina H) has airbrushed her way to guitar art fame, primarily through her twenty-year association with what Fender calls the Dream Factory, its Corona, California, Custom Shop. It is Pamelina's artwork that adorns the three most famous art guitar Stratocasters the Dream Factory has produced: The Playboy (1994), the Harley Davidson (1993), and the Jimi Hendrix Monterey (1996). Pamelina's 1987 initial meeting with Page would give rise to an art-meets-rock'n'roll union made in heaven, or at least the Southern California version thereof. For more information, visit http://www.pamelina.com/pamelina_001.htm.
About Michael Lipe
There are good builders and there are brilliant builders but there are only few chosen ones like Mike Lipe who have been part of music history. Michael has been building guitars for over twenty-five years, serving as Senior Master Builder for many of the biggest names in American music during that time. Lipe is considered one of the top ten luthiers in the world, one of the two most important master builders in Ibanez (a world-renown guitar maker) history, and certainly the luthier with most superstar clients to his name.
Auction Goes Live: August 25th — September 4th, 2008