Madonna’s Guitarist Monte Pittman to Unveil New Jarrell Signature Guitar During NAMM 2012
As part of NAMM Show 2012 being held on January 19-22 in Anaheim California, guitar manufacturing mogul Phillip Jarrell will showcase the latest and greatest creations in the Jarrell Guitar collection. Featuring the debut of the revolutionary Monte Pittman Signature Series of 3 guitars: MPS.1, MPS.f, and the MPS*Classic, attendees will have the opportunity to get ‘hands on,’ up close and personal with the new line, experiencing the unique vibe for themselves at the Jarrell Booth (4198). A press conference will be held on Saturday, January 21st at 11 a.m. with Jarrell Guitars, Seymour Duncan, Orange Amps, and Monte Pittman.
After a year of prototypes and tests, the first live performance on the new final design, Monte Pittman Signature Jarrell MPS will be at Super Bowl 2012, played by Monte Pittman himself during pop superstar Madonna’s half-time show. Pittman has been Madonna’s guitarist for the last decade.
The Monte Pittman Signature Jarrell MPS is the result of the collaboration between the award winning visionary designer Phillip Jarrell and world renowned artist, writer, and guitarist Monte Pittman. Pittman plays so many different styles of music during any given performance that, until now, he required many different types of guitars to accommodate his needs. Utilizing Pittman’s feedback, Jarrell Guitars worked with MJ at the Seymour Duncan Shop to transform the finest MPS guitar at the time into something completely new – the most versatile instrument ever made. The Monte Pittman Signature Jarrell MPS boasts a mega set of Seymour Duncan pick ups with a P-Rail neck, STk-S7 Vintage Hot Stack middle and a custom design SH-13 Dime Bucker Bridge. Both neck and bridge have 3 position mini switches, with custom wiring using a Super 5 way switch, and a kill switch. All together it seems Monte Pittman and Jarrell Guitars are hell bent on rocking the world – the sound of which is none other than simply amazing.
Monte Pittman is an American recording artist and has performed as Madonna’s live guitarist since 2001. He is also credited as the teacher who taught Madonna how to play guitar. Additionally, Monte has performed as Adam Lambert’s guitarist and musical director for his Glam Nation Tour, and is a former member of Prong. In October 2011, Monte released his second album, “Pain, Love & Destiny,” which went to #1 Rock Album, #1 Pop Album, and #30 Overall Albums for CDBaby, within its first week, and cracked the iTunes Top 200 chart. Monte is also the highest-ranked rock musician to have raised the most money through Kickstarter – a staggering $65,500. He will be playing the Super Bowl with Madonna in February.
Jarrell Guitars was named “2010 Manufacturer of the Year” at the Music Industries Association of Canada (MIAC) Show in Canada, and has received accolades from PremierGuitar.com.