Courtesy of Sailor Jerry Rum Company: On June 12, 2012, we’re raising a glass to Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins to commemorate his passing in 1973. As the undisputed father of the old-school tattoo, he inked his iconic images on fellow sailors. He penned poetry, hosted radio programs, and sailed the high sea with the Navy. Jerry was a true legend who lived according to his own rules, convention be damned…
This year, to honor his life and legacy, we will be giving away this limited edition Airline guitar valued at $1200 USD. This collaboration with Airline Guitars is a classic, vintage reproduction based off of a 1960’s “Tremolectric” customized with Sailor Jerry’s iconic artwork.
Twitter users can enter for a chance to win the guitar by following @SailorJerry and retweeting any of the Odes to Norman Collins which we will be tweeting every day around noon EST. The contest starts today, May 28th, and runs through June 11th – that means you have fourteen days to follow us and retweet ANY of the odes to your followers for a chance to win!
Now for the rules:
* MUST BE OF LEGAL DRINKING AGE IN YOUR COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE OR OLDER TO ENTER.
* VOID IN CALIFORNIA, AND WHEREVER TAXED, PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW.
* FANS CAN RETWEET TO ENTER UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON JUNE 11th EST.
* A WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN AND NOTIFIED ON JUNE 12th.
* DETAILED TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE CONTEST CAN BE FOUND HERE
Wanna know more about the guitar? Read on…
Airline Guitars were a brand of electric and acoustic guitars made in the United States by the Valco Manufacturing Co. from 1958-68 and sold through department stores and mail order catalogs like Montgomery Ward’s. These guitars continue to epitomize mid-century Americana with the vintage models rising in value due to artists as diverse Link Wray, David Bowie, Jack White,The Cure, PJ Harvey and The Black Keys brandishing these icons on stages across the world. Modern-day Airline’s can be seen in the hands of The Decemberists, Black Lips, Foo Fighters, MGMT, Dum Dum Girls, Wooden Shjips, Nick Cave + The Bad Seeds, Maximo Park, Iggy And The Stooges and even REM.