David Bowie / Mick Ronson Coaster Gift - Inspired Iconic Custom Les Paul Guitar Drinks Mat

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"Exquisite work and service! I bought four different ones as a Christmas gift plus two for myself. Packaged safely and arrived in lightning speed w/ int’l shipping even in this pandemic. Beautiful craftsmanship. Vibrant with smooth edges and sturdy. Will be buying more again soon. Thanks!!" Irish G ★★★★★

"Love Love Love!!! Thanks fab quality!!"  Melanie ★★★★★

"Great quality coasters. They arrived in padded packaging. Each coaster is identical. They are smooth on top and seem very durable. The image and lyrics are very high resolution. The subtle shadow of the guitar is a nice touch. I got a set of 6. I'm so happy!" Deanna ★★★★★

David Bowie / Mick Ronson guitar coaster inspired by Ronson’s iconic Les Paul / Spiders From Mars Guitar. This very collectable melamine coaster design is unique to Rock’n’Roll Redux and is not available in stores.

Shipping: A word to the wise… Although we do dispatch as single items, we highly recommend that customers purchase at least two coasters because they can immediately halve the postage cost per item. Buy three, it gets even better and so on...

Size: 10cm x 10cm (3.94” x 3.94”)

Production: Created on robust, high quality, hard wearing, scratch resistant melamine with a high gloss finish that can withstand temperatures of up to 140ºc. The coasters are hand-made ethically in the UK with a sustainably sourced Eucalyptus board base and a non-slip cork backing. “In a world of mass produced, cheaply manufactured coasters, produced on unprotected paper surfaces that begin to stain, scratch, lose their colour and peel in just a matter weeks, Rock’n’Roll Redux coasters are in a completely different league, on a completely different planet. If you don’t believe me, read the reviews.” David Lloyd

Mick Ronson's Custom Les Paul that we now all know and love was originally a ‘Black Beauty’. Mick had the paint stripped from the top surface in 1969 before leaving his band, the Rats, in Hull to embark on a historic journey with David Bowie as one of the Spiders From Mars. A fellow musician had suggested that the guitar’s high end might sound better if it could breathe, “so off came the paint”, and suddenly Ronno had the only Les Paul around with its natural wood exposed. The public first heard it played live on ‘The Width of a Circle’ during Bowie’s February 1970 session on BBC Radio’s John Peel show. By then, he was Bowie’s right hand man and would go on to create an incredible legacy on ‘The Man Who Sold the World’, ‘Hunky Dory’, ‘Ziggy Stardust’, ‘Aladdin Sane’ and ‘Pin Ups’.

Designed exclusively for John7Arts / Rock'n'Roll Redux by multimedia artist David Lloyd, an alumni of Central Saint Martins School Of Art and the Institute Of Contemporary Arts in London. Employing the Découpe (cut-up) technique in which written text is cut up and rearranged to create a different and perhaps unexpected new narrative, David has employed shards of lyrics to give discerning fans an opportunity to engage in 'discover the songs' beneath a foreground featuring an iconic and classic guitar. The Découpe concept can be traced back to at least the Dadaists of the 1920s, but was popularised in the late 1950s and early 1960s by writer William S. Burroughs and later employed by David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Thom Yorke. Each unique Rock’n’Roll Redux design ©2020 David Lloyd.