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Blair Dunlop Endorses Vintage Guitars

Award winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, Blair Dunlop, joins the ever expanding list of high-profile Vintage guitar endorsees, with the Gordon Giltrap Deluxe electro-acoustic guitar.

Blair Dunlop, Award winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist is the latest in the lineup of high profile Vintage endorsees, his first choice for live and recording is the extremely popular Vintage VE2000DLX Gordon Giltrap Deluxe electro-acoustic guitar.

Designed by Gordon Giltrap MBE, one of the world’s most creative acoustic guitar virtuosos himself, along with Rob Armstrong, a longstanding UK acoustic guitar luthier, this beautiful model features appointments rarely seen on an electro-acoustic offered at this price point.

“I’m touring with this guitar throughout the summer,” says Blair. “I actually collected it on route to a festival, I literally took it out of the case, tuned it to DADGAD and went straight on stage. It’s the ideal touring and studio guitar that’s extremely responsive whilst having a deep, rich tone.”

With a natural satin finish, high grade, figured mahogany back and sides, a solid spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard and bridge, GraphTech compensated NuBone saddle and nut, gold plated Grover 102 machine heads and Fishman Rare Earth Blend pickup system, the Vintage VE2000DLX Gordon Giltrap Deluxe electro-acoustic guitar is indeed, the perfect platform to highlight Blair’s individual playing technique and distinctive vocal style.

Coming from a musical background, Blair has grown up on the road, as he explains, “I had my first guitar lesson aged 6 and met Gordon Giltrap when I was 10, he’s been an inspiration for me ever since.”

Since releasing his 2012 debut album ‘Blight and Blossom’, which won the BBC Radio 2 Horizon award, Blair has toured the world extensively, enjoying pre Covid 2019 sell-out shows in Australia, Canada and throughout Europe including Switzerland, Germany and Italy where in Livorno, he won the Prize of the Premio Ciampi.

Now with 4 albums and 2 EPs receiving critical acclaim from the music media, Blair has earned a reputation as a world-class artist and one of the finest entertaining singer songwriters on the live Circuit.

“One of my own songs called ‘Spices From The East’ features a lot of harmonics, which can be tricky to perform, even on very expensive guitars, and yet they’re a breeze on this model”, Blair continues.

“I’ve kept busy during Covid-19, mainly writing songs for my new album, set for release next spring.
I have to say, whilst this guitar performs exceptionally well live on stage and in the studio, it’s also a songwriter’s dream.

I really can’t get over how a guitar at this price point with so many great appointments that include (aside from superb tonewoods), contrasting body bindings, detailed stripe inlay running centrally through the back of the body, intricate inlaid abalone soundhole rosette and inlaid Giltrap initials at the 12th fret, can perform so well, all this in a luxury hardshell case as well.”

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