The Rolling Stones - Signed Cream Fender Stratocaster Guitar
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About this piece: This exquisite signed guitar by The Rolling Stones was signed by the band in Toronto, Canada in 2002. The Rolling Stones were in Toronto for the months of June and July that summer. Bryan had spent countless hours devoted to acquiring the signatures of all the legendary band members: Charlie Watts, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger.
Signing description: Charlie, (who now will no longer autograph a guitar) signed this guitar one particular sunny afternoon for Bryan's beautiful girlfriend who not only stopped traffic on Bayview Avenue, but stopped the van with Charlie in it when Charlie saw "the girl with the guitar." Charlie's manager swung the van door open to allow Charlie to happily sign the guitar.
Ronnie Wood signed this guitar one summer night after eating at a restaurant on King St West in Toronto. When Ronnie stumbled out of the restaurtant he not only signed Bryan's guitar but also drew the famous and iconic Rolling Stones "Lips" logo on the guitar. However, Ronnie wasn't done after signing the guitar and a few other items for Bryan. He asked Bryan if he could borrow the marker. Naturally, Bryan said yes and Ronnie proceeded to sign his name and draw on every Bicycle seat that was locked up to a pole next to the restaurant.
After establishing where Keith Richards was renting a home that summer in Toronto, Bryan learned the route Keith was taking everyday to rehearsal. Meticulously, Bryan spent his downtime analyzing the route and the high density traffic areas and longest traffic lights along the route. After positioning himself in what he assessed as the most opportunistic spots along the route, Bryan was able to execute his plan, as Keith saw Bryan standing alone with his guitar and albums and waved Bryan over while he was stopped in traffic for several minutes.
Mick Jagger, the most difficult signature to acquire from the band, was another mini adventure in itself for Bryan. One night Bryan was at a restaurant that Mick Jagger happened to be eating at. Knowing it would be completely unprofessional and in very bad taste to approach any celebrity for a signature inside a restaurant, Bryan planned to attempt getting his picture taken with Mick Jagger as he left the restaurant. When Mick got up to leave his security guard never saw Bryan coming and Mick agreed to take the picture with Bryan in the restaurant.
Mick Jagger was then ushered out the front door, past a swarm of paparazzi and autograph collectors waiting outside. Bryan had left out the back door and quickly drove to Mick's hotel, in anticipation that Mick would immediately return there. Bryan had positioned himself with his guitar (which he had in his car at the time) alone outside the front doors just seconds before Mick arrived. Mick stepped out of the car saw Bryan alone and signed this guitar, and in a flash was gone.