Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran Have This New Product in Common
Bruno Mars says he doesn’t think of himself as a guitar player, but PRNewswire shared that Fender has honored him with his own signature model anyway.
The Bruno Mars Signature Stratocaster comes in a brand new color named after Bruno: Mars Mocha Heirloom. Check out the cool aged gold hardware, and it gives the guitar a worn-in feel. It also features vintage-style elements and leopard-print accents. The finish and the leopard print are nods to two of Bruno’s guitar heroes: Jimi Hendrix and Prince.
Plus, the guitar comes with custom pickups that will allow fans to get the same kind of sounds that Bruno uses on his records. It costs $3,000, and includes a case and a leopard-print strap.
Bruno says, “I don’t think of myself as a guitar player. I’m more of a frustrated songwriter. Every song is like a puzzle you have to solve, and a good guitar can bring something out of you that can help take you to the finish line.”
“That’s what I wanted from this guitar,” he added. “It was also important to have a workhorse that I could depend on for performing live and writing in the studio, whether it be rhythm or lead.”
Not to be outdone, Guitar World says that Ed Sheeran has unveiled his latest limited edition Lowden signature acoustic guitar.
Celebrating his latest album, the Autumn Variations guitar adds fresh specs to the Sheeran by Lowden guitar line. The “Autumn Variations” model is Ed Sheeran’s latest limited-edition acoustic guitar with Northern Ireland-based luthier George Lowden. This six-string follows the pair’s tradition of limited-edition models to mark a studio album, as seen with the Equals-edition signature guitar.
“Wanted to mark the release of Autumn Variations with a guitar release; this is only available for this autumn, and it’s unlike any guitar we’ve released before with @sheeranguitars,” he wrote on social media. “It’s a limited run for a limited time. I hope you guys love it as much as I do.”
The guitar’s main specs are a figured five-piece walnut back and sides, a premium sinker California redwood top, an acorn bridge inlay, and an Autumn Leaves Spanish cedar fingerboard inlay pattern. Sheeran’s $1,232 “Autumn Variations” limited-edition acoustic guitar is available just in time for the holidays.