The Guitar Collection: George Harrison iPad app now available

Take a virtual tour of George Harrison's most iconic guitars
Take a virtual tour of George Harrison's most iconic guitars

Released last week, The Guitar Collection: George Harrison is a new app exclusively for iPad that offers users a fascinating, up-close-and-personal, completely interactive look at Harrison's most historic guitars.

Through unique 360-degree imaging, rare audio and archival photography, the app highlights the sound and look of each classic guitar - instruments that should be familiar to millions of Beatles fans, such as Harrison's Gretsch Duo Jet, his Fender 'Rocky' Stratocaster, the Rickenbacker 360/12 heard on A Hard Day's Night and more.

Created by Bandwidth Publishing in conjunction with Harrison's estate, the app offers in-depth guitar descriptions and song histories, introductory audio from Harrison himself, and video footage of Ben Harper, Mike Campbell, Josh Homme, Gary Moore and Dhani Harrison showing off the guitars' different textures and tones. TV personality (and noted guitar geek) Conan O'Brien appears in the app's video section - he appears positively awestruck holding George's '57 Gretsch Duo Jet (see below).

How to win one of the five apps

UPDATE: the competition is now closed.

It's simple: just head over to MusicRadar's Facebook page and answer a George Harrison-related question. The first five correct answers win. Just be sure that we can contact you via Facebook. Winners will be awarded codes that will allow them to download the apps through iTunes or Apple's App Store.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.