"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 ★★★★★
The Cure - Robert Smith inspired drinks coaster Gift. Rock'n'Roll Redux coasters (100 x 100mm) are hand-made ethically in the UK with a sustainably sourced Eucalyptus board base and a non-slip cork backing. The robust melamine gloss finish is scratch and stain resistant and can withstand temperatures of up to 140ºc.
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.
"The extra pickup on my first Jazzmaster was from a Woolworth's Top 20 guitar. My very first electric. I took it in to record our first album along with a little WEM combo amp. Chris Parry, our manager/producer, who was paying for the record said, "You can't use that!" We went out and bought a Jazzmaster and I immediately had the Top 20 pickup installed on it, which really upset Chris. I played the entire Three Imaginary Boys album through a Top 20 pickup. It's a brilliant guitar, though I actually bought it because of how it looked". Robert Smith - The Cure
Smith had the ‘Olympic White’ Jazzmaster painted black in early 1982 and remained his main guitar during The Cure's first goth era, seeing heavy use on the albums ‘Seventeen Seconds’, ‘Pornography', and ‘Faith’.
The first Jazzmasters were designed as a more expensive sibling to the Stratocaster. It was first introduced in 1958 and was initially marketed to jazz guitarists, but surprisingly found favour with surf-rock guitarists in the early 1960s.
Slowly, Jazzmasters, along with Jaguars fell out of fashion with guitarists during the 1970s, largely due to a classic appearance that may have been considered old-fashioned. The 70s rock sound embodied a "fat" humbucker tone with lots of sustain, so guitarists gravitated toward guitars like the Les Paul. However, just as the Jazzmaster was being discontinued, New Wave guitarists like Tommy Verlaine and Elvis Costello started giving the instrument a new cult status, something that continued when the guitar was later embraced by bands like Sonic Youth and Nirvana in the American indie rock scene. Today, the Jazzmaster is perhaps THE go-to guitar for many young guitarists.