Leading Irish company Newbridge Silverware is the latest company to support the Gibson Guitartown London charity campaign. The prestigious silverware company have pledged their support by sponsoring legendary musician, tireless campaigner and fellow Irishman Sir Bob Geldof’s Gibson SG guitar. The unique guitar titled “Silver Sounds” and has been personally signed by Sir Bob Geldof and specially modified with a Newbridge Silverware sterling silver Gibson headstock, scratch plate with silver motif flowing on the body and a silver back plate, making this guitar a must have for any serious guitar collector.

Newbridge Silverware is one of Ireland’s most successful businesses. Owned by the Doyle family since the 1970s, the team at Newbridge Silverware have succeeded in reinventing the brand and establishing it firmly as Ireland’s leading contemporary lifestyle company. Set up in 1934 to bolster the local economy, Newbridge owes its origins to local visionaries who recruited the services of five cutlery tradesmen from Sheffield to pioneer the craft in Newbridge. The company quickly earned a valuable reputation for design, quality and craftsmanship and soon took pride of place as the cutlery brand in Irish homes.

Gibson Guitartown London, has been the capitals hottest free summer public exhibition. Sixty uniquely hand painted and signed guitars are now available to bid online exclusively at Ebay. Gibson Guitartown London is a charity inspired campaign bringing the power of music together with art to raise money for The Prince's Trust, Nordoff- Robbins Music Therapy and Teenage Cancer Trust. All money raised from the sale of the guitars at auction will be split equally between the three designated charities.

Between June 2007 to September 2007 thirty 10 foot hand painted, free standing Gibson Les Paul replica guitars were on public display outside at More London on London's South Bank by City Hall, SE1. An additional 30 hand painted and signed regular sized Gibson SG guitars were publicly displayed around The O2 in Greenwich. All the associated visual artists including Sir Peter Blake and the caricaturist Gerald Scarfe collaborated with many of Britain’s best known and respected musicians exclusively for the Gibson Guitartown London charity campaign.

The Gibson SG guitars have been personally signed by leading British musicians such as Ronnie Wood, Sir Bob Geldof, Paul Rodgers, Roger Waters, Corinne Bailey Rae, Slash, Lemmy and Depeche Mode, The View, The Fratellis, Lost Prophets, Kaiser Chiefs and Mark Ronson to name a few.

The 10 foot Gibson Les Paul guitars have been personally signed by leading British musicians such as Sir Paul McCartney, Brian May, Robert Plant, Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, KT Tunstall, New Order, Dirty Pretty Things, Razorlight, Hard-Fi,  Kasabian, Magic Numbers, James Blunt, Katie Melua, Mark Knopfler, Roxy Music and The Stereophonics to name a few.

Newbridge Silverware is the largest provider of quality giftware and tableware in Ireland. The Newbridge Silverware product range now includes cutlery, jewellery, giftware, kitchenware, cookware and earthenware. Newbridge Silverware designs and manufactures its key brands from a factory in Newbridge, and is sold in over 500 outlets nationwide and successfully exported to the UK and US. The company have recently opened a Museum of Style Icons onsite at its Visitor Centre in Newbridge, Co.Kildare. This Museum features an unprecedented collection of artifacts associated with Hollywood’s greatest stars including Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Gloria Swanson, Elvis Presley, John Wayne, James Dean, and many more.

“We, at Newbridge Silverware, are extremely honoured to be associated with a true icon of humanity, Sir Bob Geldof, through the creation of the “Silver Sounds” Gibson SG Guitar. We also wish to commend the team at Gibson Guitartown London who have given us the opportunity to support these very worthwhile causes”. “Through this very unique and inspiring campaign, the Gibson Guitartown London has succeeded in reminding us all yet again of the wondrous positive impact of Music - it is truly one of most unifying forces of the modern age. The Newbridge Silverware “Silver Sounds” guitar signed by Sir Bob Geldof acts as a true testament to the power of Music worldwide. We are indeed proud to present this unique piece for auction and wish Gibson Guitartown London a very successful campaign” said William Doyle, CEO, Newbridge Silverware

Newbridge Silverware is associated with top Irish and international names, with numerous prestigious awards to their name, including 2004 Marketer of the Year and the Best in Business Award 2005. Newbridge Silverware is one of Ireland’s greatest success stories.

To bid online for the Newbridge Silver designed Sir Bob Geldof guitar or pre-order the Gibson Guitartown London auction catalogue please visit  www.juliensauctions.com/londonguitartown 

 For more information on the Gibson Guitartown London charity campaign, please visit www.londonguitartown.com

 For more information on Newbridge Silverware, please visit www.newbridgesilverware.com 


Photo credit – Dean Fardell