In its spring issue, Guitar Aficionado highlights the upcoming iPad app, The Guitar Collection: George Harrison. The new app was the brainchild of Harrison’s son, Dhani, and will allow users the opportunity to spin the guitars and zoom in on them for a dynamic and interactive experience.
Seven of Harrison’s guitars are featured in the first iteration of the app, including the famed 1961 Fender ”Rocky” Stratocaster and his 1968 Rosewood Telecaster.
The app includes image galleries, a list of the songs the instruments were used on and audio of Harrison talking about the instruments.
“Back in 1999 or so while we were preparing the 30th anniversary reissue of All Things Must Pass, I got the idea that we should do a web site that would document all of the guitars,” explains Dhani to GA. “It never got built, because the technology at the time was not yet up to snuff, but I had gone through the guitars with my dad and had him announce and play each one.”
The magazine also pressed Dhani to identify his own personal favorite of his father’s collection. His answer? The 1968 Rosewood Telecaster that George most notably played on the Beatles’ rooftop performance of “Get Back,” as featured in the Let It Be documentary.
“Other than the fact that it weighs seven times more than a normal Tele, it’s so nice to play,” said Dhani.
The magazine drops today, while the app will arrive on Feb. 23.