Alex Lifeson and his Harper Marilyn Custom Guitar

Alex Lifeson and his Harper Marilyn Custom GuitarJacob Harper, owner of Booneville, Indiana's Harper Guitars, was recently tasked with creating a custom guitar for Alex Lifeson. From a TriStateHomePage article:
A recent request from a rock and roll god tops almost all the other builds. Thanks to his work, an icon has a piece of Boonville, Indiana.

If you know your music legends, you have probably heard of the band 'Rush.'

They have a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now guitarist Alex Lifeson has a spot for one Harper masterpiece. A mutual friend in the music industry hooked the two up.

In a grainy Facebook video, Lifeson gives the Harper a test drive.

“Hey Jacob, thank you so much, this guitar is mind-blowing, I’m speechless, I can't believe how beautiful it is,” he said.

“Very cool,” said Harper. “I don't think I'll ever get over the fact that I'm building for some of my heroes.”

The attention to detail is unmatched. The fret inlays are interpretations of ‘Rush’ albums. The pick guard, adorned in ‘blah blah blah,’ is a nod to Lifeson’s Hall of Fame speech. Of course, ‘Harper’ is scripted on the head.

“I try to keep it deep down inside that I'm a fanboy and I've got a business to run, but I’m not kidding anybody,” laughed Harper.
Alex can be seen testing out his new Harper Marilyn custom guitar in the video segment below (around the 1 minute mark).
There's also a gallery of pictures of the guitar available on Harper's Facebook Page.

Thanks to RushFanForever for passing along the news.


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