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Adam's new guitar
« on: October 06, 2017, 12:33:24 AM »
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U2 Bass Guitarist Adam Clayton Strums Funky Blue Guitar, Color from Swiss Watch Brand H. Moser & Cie

Known for its daring boldness in the world of Swiss watches, H. Moser  & Cie (a relatively young brand with long-reaching roots), recently unveiled  watches with incredibly impressive dial colors, including a fume' blue. That rich bold blue has now become the key color on a new bass guitar for U2  bassist (and co-founder of the brand), Adam Clayton.

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The Fume' blue is a graduated blue color (H. Moser & Cie also produces a fume' green dial) that is created using hand enameling for the watch dial.  Earlier in the summer, Edouard Meylan, CEO of H. Moser & Cie, met with Wild Customs guitar workshop, as well as with watch retailer Laurent Picciotto of Chronopassion.  Together they conceived of the idea of bringing the blue fume' dial color to the world of musical instruments by creating a bespoke electric bass for Adam Clayton, who also is a lover of timepieces and owner of several  H. Moser & Cie watches.

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 The Fume' Blue color on the fume' dials by H. Moser & Cie translated beautifully onto the Alder body and maple neck of the Wild Customs bespoke guitar, and the new hue is called Funky Blue.

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In addition to the blue hue, the bass guitar also has several other references to watches. Among them: the custom-made knobs are engraved with H. Moser's "M" -- found on the crown of the watches, and the Schaller open gear  of the guitar is visible though a transparent glass-- much the same as the mechanical watch movements of the H. Moser & Cie watches are visible via a sapphire caseback. Finally, the H. Moser logo is engraved on a metal plate on the base of the neck of the guitar.

In a press release issued today,  Blaise Rodier, one of the founders of Wild Customs, stated,  "Understatement and refinement were the keywords that guided us throughout this project, allowing us to take inspiration from the H. Moser & Cie aesthetic while staying as true as possible to Adam Clayton's personality, all with a certain restraint."



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Re: Adam's new guitar
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2017, 12:40:39 AM »
And it can be yours for $4000!

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Re: Adam's new guitar
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2017, 10:16:44 AM »
I thought it was a one-off for Adam?  He's one cool, stylish dude.

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Re: Adam's new guitar
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 11:09:17 AM »
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I thought it was a one-off for Adam?  He's one cool, stylish dude.

Monopoly is joking!

Yeah, this guitar fits Adam quite well.

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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2017, 12:29:27 PM »
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I thought it was a one-off for Adam?  He's one cool, stylish dude.

Monopoly is joking!

Yeah, this guitar fits Adam quite well.

Well $4K was always a bit cheap for Adam, IMHO.  Definitely worth more than that!

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Re: Adam's new guitar
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2017, 05:01:08 PM »
Well, how much is it?

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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2017, 05:20:12 PM »
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Well, how much is it?

It's a one off- there is no price. You can buy his fender jazz signature for $1800