Zemaitis / Custom Acoustic Ex George Harrison " Thames Valley Special" / 1986 / Natural / Guitar For Sale
THE GEORGE HARRISON ZEMAITIS
We are happy to offer one of the most exclusive and historically important of all Zemaitis guitars. Commissioned by George Harrison, this guitar was one of a set of 5 Instruments all of which carried unique and exclusive features which were never to repeated on any other Zemaitis guitars. Please find full details as
History confirmed by the Zemaitis Club
"George was a very generous person. In 1986, he decided to commission Tony to build a few guitars They were going to be acoustic guitars, but George wanted them to be even more special. After discussions with Tony, they decided to call the guitars “Thames Valley Specials”. The design would be strictly a limited edition of five acoustics. Tony asked Danny O’Brien to write out a certificate to accompany each of the guitars. It stated that “The sound hole decoration will never be repeated identically, except at the express wish of the certificate holders”.
Tony said George was very excited about the guitars. George wrote to Tony about the guitars.
“Tony, In a rush to get this to you – It’s a guess at a deposit on the Thames Valley Specials – and we’ll sort it out when I see you on the designs. At least you can go get the timber (if it is still available?). Will call mid week – till then all the best George. P.S. Deluxe Customs ??? Sounds good!! Lucky boys!”
You can feel George’s excitement in the letter. Tony kept the letter stuck on his workshop wall.
Specification - As follows
Zemaitis Thames Valley Special
Commissioned by George Harrison
Rosewood Back and Sides
Heart Shaped Pearl Inlays
Hand Engraved Truss Rod Cover
Hand Tooled Fingerboard End
Hand Signed by Tony Zemaitis
Note: The instrument offered was one of a set of 5 Instruments that was commissioned by George Harrison some of which were later gifted to several of his close personal friends and respected fellow musicians
Picture within the listing shows George Harrison, Alvin Lee and Joe Brown playing the Thames Valley Specials at Georges Harrisions's home at Henley on Thames. This shot was taken just after George had gifted the guitar to Joe and all five Thames Valley Specials can be seen
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