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Gathering of Nations Custom Guitar – Enter To Win

Posted By Paul G March 28th, 2017 Last Updated on: April 17th, 2017

The Gathering of Nations is North America's Largest Pow Wow!  Chief Guitars from Winslow, Arkansas has created a custom guitar based on the artwork of Gathering of Nations.

The guitar is being raffled off!  You can purchase tickets online or at the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow to get your chance to win.

Click here to buy your tickets!

Proceeds go to GON Foundation and Chief Guitars.

From Jeff Cleavenger, the guitar maker, on why he made this guitar:

I have been supportive of the rights of Native people for decades.  I first attended the Gathering of Nations several years ago and quickly understood the importance of preserving the culture and wisdom of Native Nations, Tribes and Pueblos.  The Gathering is truly the largest in the world with thousands of dancers, drummers and singers from over 500 Nations.
I wanted to do my part and show my support.
Although I am not a Tribal member, I recognize the need for all of us to join hands in the sacred hop and dance together as one people.
I chose to donate this custom guitar both to recognize music as a universal language, to allow someone the opportunity to win a unique world class instrument and to give back to the Gathering.
We chose the White Buffalo as a sign for all people as told in an ancient prophesy.
It is my gift to the people and to the generations to come.
Thanks Jeff for this amazing guitar!  Show your support of Gathering of Nations by buying a ticket!

Click here to buy your tickets!

White Buffalo guitar

Guitar Details

Body was hand crafted by Jeff Cleavenger of Chief Guitars (Winslow, Arkansas)

Paint by Brian Horstmann of Sinthium Custom Paint Inc. (Phoenix, Arizona)

Paint: PPG DBC color line base coat, 5 coats of clear using DCU2021 and then show polished

Artwork by Jeff Wood (2017 GON Powwow Poster Artist) (Graphic Design Rusty Gillette)

Assembly & setup by Jimmy Darr of 920D Custom Shop, Sigler music (Fort Smith, Arkansas)

Guitar parts & components:

Clear Alder wood body

Warmoth Neck

Hard Tail Bridge

Fender Tex-Mex Strat pickups

Hipshot locking tuners

920D Custom Shop S5W wiring harness

Click here to buy your tickets!


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