John Lennon Coaster Beatles Sunburst Casino Guitar Inspired Gift

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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 ★★★★★

John Lennon coaster Beatles gift inspired by John’s iconic sunburst Casino guitar. This very collectable high quality, hard wearing, high gloss and heat resistant 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.

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.

John debuted his Epiphone Casino in 1965 on stage during The Beatles' appearance at the NME Poll Winners' concert held at the Empire Pool in Wembley, London, and both he and George continued to use them on the group’s last ever tour of Germany, Japan, and the U.S. in 1966.

In early ’68 after returning to London from Rishikesh, India, John and George had their Casino's sanded down, John using his newly stripped Casino throughout the sessions for the ‘White Album.’

With the completion of the album, promo clips were filmed for the two -sided single ‘Revolution / ‘Hey Jude’ where John is playing his natural sanded down Casino throughout. It made a second public appearance in 1968 during the filming of The Rolling Stones’ TV special, ‘Rock ’n’ Roll Circus’ when John performed ‘Yer Blues’ with Eric Clapton on guitar, Keith Richards on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. The following year, John’s Casino made its final Beatles appearance during the filming of ‘Let It Be’ and on January 30, 1969, it was John’s chosen guitar for the infamous performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corps office building, in Saville Row, London.