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Guitar Mania 2007


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I just received word that Cleveland is having their third Guitar Mania event. The past two events were held in 2002 and 2004.

What is Guitar Mania? It is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised more than $1.5 million for its two benefiting charities – United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education fund. The project consists of large, oversize Fender Stratocaster guitars (approx. 8 feet high) that are creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities and displayed on the city streets of Cleveland for residents and visitors to enjoy from June through November 2007. Corporations, organizations and individuals sponsor the guitars and select form a variety of local artists to paint, sculpt, or decorate them. Celebrity artists are also recruited to paint and decorate guitars. At the end of the display period the guitars are auctioned at a gala event at the Rock Hall, unless the corporate sponsors buy back their guitars for permanent display at their company.

And....back in 2002 guess who was a guitar artist?

Our very own "Mr. C", Eric Carmen. His guitar theme was "Return To Fender". This was a take off of Elvis' "Return To Sender".

Below are two links for more info.

This link is to the main Guitar Mania site:


This link is to Eric's guitar:



Bernie, in your extensive files, do you have any really good pic's of this guitar? Were you aware of our resident artist? The organization has produced minitures of a few guitars but not of eric's. That is one I would have bought in a heart beat! A miniture of course.

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