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THE FOOL AND ME
Rob Angelo, lead guitarist with blues rock combo, Bloodless Coup has become the proud owner of a Vintage® VS6MRF 'The Fool' guitar.
Like many fledgling guitarists of the time, the original instrument - owned by Eric Clapton whilst in Cream, and painted by Dutch pyschedelic art collective 'The Fool' - and what it represented made a huge impact fans of the bands' unique take on high volume blues rock; fans such as a mid-teenaged Rob Angelo.
"I first saw a the original 'Fool' design SG® guitar on the cover of (legendary UK musicians' magazine) 'Beat Instrumental' as a schoolboy," recalls Rob. "I was playing in youth club bands as a 14-15 year old at the time. My first reaction was 'Jeez...look at Clapton! I was stunned by his visual image, but far more so by the guitar. I knew what it was, but the psychedelic paint job was mindblowing !! (this was 1967 after all...)'
Since then, and over many years of playing in bands (including stints in early versions of NWOBHM bands such as Iron Maiden and Praying Mantis) Rob often thought about the 'Fool' guitar, but never thought that he would get to play one...then, to his delight, he found the Vintage VS6MRF tribute guitar for sale in the Ivor Mairants Music Centre in London, tried it ('A big Cream medley at tortuous volume!' exclaims Rob!), and it was an instant purchase, no question.
'Funnily enough,' continues Rob, 'our tour manager in Praying Mantis was a chap called Bob Adcock, who had also been a tour manager for Cream back in those heady days of 1967..Small world!'
About the Vintage VS6MRF 'Fool' electric guitar...
The VINTAGE VS6MRF 'Fool' electric guitar is a truly special addition to the increasingly popular JHS marque. The unique artwork of the VS6MRF 'Fool' is genuinely hand painted in oils, a faithful recreation of the iconic guitar from the mid-60's, based upon art commissioned by Beatle George Harrison from four Dutch artists, collectively known as 'The Fool', who were also famous for their giant mural on the wall of London's famous Beatles-owned Apple Boutique.
The Vintage V6MRF 'Fool' is exclusive to the London-based music retailer, Ivor Mairants Musicentre, who commissioned it. Each Fool guitar is hand made and hand painted, and production of this fabulous tribute instrument is limited.
Paying homage to the era of psychedelia and to some truly memorable guitar sounds, the Vintage VS6MRF is memorabilia brought to life, an unmistakeable and exciting salute to a time of unrestrained artistic interraction and truly creative freedom in pop art and rock music.