Sunday, October 14, 2007

Gibson Guitars Corp signs Strings - First Brand Ambassadors from South Asia!

The Gibson Guitar Corp. signs on Strings In a first of its kind deal in the sub-continent, The Gibson Guitar Corporation - renowned guitar manufacturer, has signed on Strings to endorse their Guitars. The deal kicked off with Strings' guitarist Bilal Maqsood using a Powertune Les Paul at a recent gig in Hyderabad Deccan (India). Soon to arrive is a specially ordered shiny red Firebird VII which will feature in the first video for the band's upcoming album. Under the agreement signed between the Karachi, Pakistan-based rock band and the US based company Gibson's India Office, Strings will use Gibson Guitars exclusively.

Gibson has also agreed to provide them with their exclusive tour busses and access to Gibson Amphitheatres wherever available.

Said Bilal, "It is a great honor standing in the line with great musicians such as sir Paul McCartney and the Edge who also endorse Gibson and especially because we have been chosen as the very first band from the sub-continent to endorse a legendary brand".

Strings have just finished recording their fifth studio album which will be released in January 2008 by Sony-BMG. The band has drawn up an extensive touring schedule in the lead-up to that release.

The Gibson Guitar Corporation is one of the world's best-known manufacturers of acoustic and electric guitars. Artistes such as Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Mark Knopfler, The Edge (from U2), BB King, Slash (from Guns N' Roses/Velvet Revolver), Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney and Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) are some of the artists that endorse Gibson Guitars.

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