DescriptionBilly Corgan Signed Custom Made Ibanez Electric Guitar. William Patrick "Billy" Corgan Jr. is a musician, songwriter, producer, poet, and entrepreneur, best known as the lead singer, primary songwriter, guitarist, and sole permanent member of The Smashing Pumpkins, an American alternative rock band formed by Corgan and guitarist James Iha in Chicago, Illinois, in 1988.
This guitar was custom made by Ibanez for Billy, who played it considerably on several Pumpkins tours. The guitar has a custom hot pink and blue color scheme, with star inlays in the neck, and a custom "wah"-switch, all designed by Corgan. The guitar has certainly seen some stage use and as Corgan notes that it, "as you can see, has been thru [sic] a couple of wars/smashing pumpkins tours... I played this guitar a lot during the Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness tours 1995-1997... enjoy".
The guitar has sticker residue on the body, considerable play wear, nicks, dings, and a large dent, affecting the finish at the bottom of the body, below the tone knob. Billy has signed the guitar all over, with his signature near the tail, "I am the rock" at the top, "*SP" on the pickguard, and more.
Also included is a signed framed copy of "TheFutureEmbrace" album cover, a VIP backstage pass from that concert, a backstage pass from the 2008 Smashing Pumpkins tour, and a Corgan signed letter of authenticity about the guitar. COA from Heritage Auctions.
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