Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

by A  Alex Klinsky

Ends on June 10th 2018

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$2,380AU
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The most guitarists simultaneously playing the same song in the same venue.

Lifestyle sponsor

$2AU
1 of 5000 taken

Makes you healthier because you now won’t spend this gold coin on a cheeseburger at your local fast food outlet!
I'll take this one

Battery sponsor

$5AU
1 of 500 taken

Gives you a buzz by knowing you have funded the batteries required for one of our amps! For this you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, for powering up one of five hundred musicians putting Oz on the map! You are most welcome to supply more than one amp if you like!
I'll take this one

Audience sponsor

$15AU
1 of 250 taken

Gives you a spectacular ticket to the live event at a pre-sale price. This will be a very special and memorable occasion, where you witness something that will never be seen again! The record attempt will be followed by 2½ hour Lost Legends Showcase where top rock musos will play all the hits of their famous friends and bandmates who are no longer with us, including Bon Scott, Billy Thorpe, Stevie Wright, Chrissie Amphlett, Ray Brown, Jim Keays, Michael Hutchence, Ted Mulry, Doc Neeson and more!
I'll take this one

T-shirt sponsor

$20AU
5 of 1000 taken

Gives you a t-shirt that you can collect from the venue, or have posted out (for an additional $5). This will be specially designed for the event and be a unique momento! So if you can’t actually attend, you can still boast that you helped make this happen and virtually wear your heart and passion for Oz music on your sleeve! This can also be a great gift idea for someone who is a music enthusiast (like good ol’ Dad).
I'll take this one

PARTICIPANT SPONSOR (EARLY BIRD)

$25AU
27 of 50 taken

Grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp, which will become yours! It is small but ANGRY! Great mini amp for practice. It's also a great souvenir item for you to remember this event by as this is a limited edition item, which you won't find anywhere!
I'll take this one

Participant Sponsor (General)

$35AU
10 of 10 taken

Grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp valued at $80, which will become yours!

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Party Head sponsor

$100AU
2 of 20 taken

which grants you an access pass to the celebrity packed after-party, including snacks and drinks! These will be the hottest ticket in town, because of strictly limited numbers.
I'll take this one

Lead Guitarist sponsor

$1,000AU
1 of 5 taken

Grants you a spot on stage with the backing band, playing as a guitar hero with lights and cameras on you! This is an utterly unique claim to fame that will only be granted to 5 guitarists on the day. Please NOTE, you will be required to come in earlier for rehearsal.
I'll take this one

Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

All or Nothing
www.largestelectricguitaren...
, New South Wales, Australia

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Hello fellow music lovers! We want to put together 500 Guitarists and Bass players, all plugged in and all playing the same tune at the same time, in order to break the official Guinness World Record of the largest ever ELECTRIC Guitar Ensemble! We have to purchase 500 battery powered amps (using 500 9V batteries!) in order to do this!!! And you can be part of it!!! As a player, an attendee, or simply just a patron of the arts, by helping us raise the funds!

The song we are going to play is an AC/DC all time classic ‘Highway to Hell’!

Please read more about the attempt below. Please also join us on our Facebook page ‘ The World’s Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble ’. You can also check out our website for all the information about the event and latest updates. With your help, we can beat the record and make Australia proud!

We are excited to be an official event in the Sydney Guitar Festival 2018 program! If you haven’t heard of Sydney Guitar Festival, I strongly encourage you to read up on it HERE 

Last year’s Sydney Guitar Festival had a series of sold out shows, which included local and international guitar maestros! What an incredible collaboration this will be; a true celebration of music and guitar culture in Australia.

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The event will take place on Sunday 12th August 2018 @ The Concourse in Chatswood, NSW. The time and further details will be announced closer to the date. So pencil this date in your diary and get ready for the world record attempt! 

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This is the official attempt to break the Largest ELECTRIC Guitar Ensemble Guinness World Record. In other words, this is the largest number of guitarists simultaneously playing the same song at the same place. As the name of the attempt implies, this only includes ELECTRIC guitars, however, it is not limited by 6 strings only. Bass players are also welcome to participate. As confirmed by the Guinness Book of Records, as long as it is a commercially available electric guitar and is powered by an individual amplifier, it counts. The level of skill is not too important. Whether you are a confident beginner or a professional muso, you are welcome to join the event. Just make sure you’ve learned the right song and can play it from start to finish. It has been previously discussed in the Facebook group and we have decided to play ‘’Highway to Hell’’ by AC/DC! How cool is that?

Currently India holds the record with only 368 participants securing the record back in 2013, according to the officials from The Guinness World Record. This event is an official attempt, which we applied for and have now received approval of by the Guinness World Records. We understand the rules and guidelines, and we’ll strictly follow them to make it count.

Please join our Facebook group and follow the updates.  

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$2 Lifestyle Sponsor makes you healthier because you now won’t spend this gold coin on a cheeseburger at your local fast food outlet =) (5,000 available)

$5 Battery Sponsor gives you a buzz by knowing you have funded the batteries required for one of our amps! For this you will receive a certificate of acknowledgement, for powering up one of five hundred musicians putting Oz on the map! You are most welcome to supply more than one amp if you like! (500 available)

$15 Audience Sponsor gives you a spectacular ticket to the live event at a pre-sale price. This will be a very special and memorable occasion, where you witness something that will never be seen again: breaking the Guinness World Record by 500 guitarists! The record attempt will be accompanied by live bands performances, music competitions and other music events (250 available).

$20 T-shirt Sponsor gives you a t-shirt that you can collect from the venue, or have posted out (for an additional $5). This will be specially designed for the event and be a unique momento! So if you can’t actually attend, you can still boast that you helped make this happen and virtually wear your heart and passion for Oz music on your sleeve! This can also be a great gift idea for someone who is a music enthusiast (like good ol’ Dad). (1,000 available)

$25 Participant Sponsor(EARLY BIRD) which grants you the entry to the venue so you can join us in our World Record attempt AND get yourself a cool battery operated amp! That’s right – during the registration process, you will be provided with the perfect little home/holiday rehearsal battery-powered 3W amplifier (including the batteries), which will become yours! We will be buying these at wholesale price, and then passing that deal on to you so that in effect, it doesn’t cost you anything to play – in fact, you come out a winner as we can only get that good price because we are purchasing in bulk! This is a unique item, which has The Largest Electric Guitar emblem on it, so it will be a great momento item to remember the event by. More information under PARTICIPANTS REQUIREMENTS below. (50 available)

$35 Participant Sponsor (GENERAL) which grants you the exact same benefits as EARLY BIRD ticket, but at a GENERAL ENTRY price. This option will become available once EARLY BIRD option is exhausted (450 available)

$100 Party Head Sponsor which grants you an access pass to the after-party, including snacks and drinks! These will be the hottest ticket in town, because of strictly limited numbers. (20 available)

$1,000 Lead Guitarist Sponsor which grants you a spot on stage with the backing band, playing as a guitar hero with lights and cameras on you! This is an utterly unique claim to fame that will only be granted to 5 guitarists on the day. (Yep, only 5 available!!)

 

 ***PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING***

We want to be 100% crystal clear with you guys! To be able to break the record, we need to make sure we have at least 500 guitarists to participate in the attempt, which means we need at least 500 Participant sponsors. Should we not engage 500 musicians, we will have to either postpone the event or call it off. If the event is called off, all uncommitted funds will be reimbursed to the supporters of the campaign.

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Please NOTE, the amplifiers are designed for conventional electric guitars only (not bass guitars), but bass guitars can still be plugged into them if adjustments are made to reduce the low end in the output to not damage the speaker. In regards to Guinness World Record rules, this set up still counts!

Each participant shall be required to:

1. Learn the selected song and be comfortable to play it without mistakes or any aid. The music notes and tablature will be made available 8 weeks prior to the actual event;

2. Prior to the record attempt, read rules and guidelines provided by the Guinness World Record. The detailed rules and guidelines will be made available 8 weeks prior to the actual event;

3. Purchase the ticket and arrive at the venue 2 hours prior to the record attempt. Remember, the success of this music venture depends on each and every participant;

4. Register at the registration desk, collect the guitar amplifier (supplied with batteries), test the amplifier and report any fault to the event organisers; 

5. During the record attempt, use your own guitar and guitar lead. The guitar should be tuned prior to the record attempt. Please bring your tuners as the event organisers are NOT in the position to provide tuners for everyone;

6. Play the entire song exactly as per the notes/tablature;

7. Have a great time in being a part of the official Guinness World Record attempt!

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Don’t hesitate to contact us with any of your queries or suggestions via the official Facebook page. Also, check out our web-site for all information about the event.

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Update 2 January 30, 2018

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This message goes out to all the supporters of the official Largest Electric Guitarist Ensemble Guinness world record campaign.
We have news! We have decided to postpone the date of the record attempt due to the amazing opportunity to be an official event in the Sydney Guitar Festival 2018 program! 
Something that started as a small idea a year ago has grown with your support and is now being incorporated in one of the most exciting guitar events in the Country. If you haven’t heard of Sydney Guitar Festival, I strongly encourage you to read up on it here: https://www.sydneyguitarfestival.com.au/
Last year’s Sydney Guitar Festival had a series of sold out shows, which included local and international guitar maestros! What an incredible collaboration this will be; a true celebration of music and guitar culture in Australia.
Because of this exciting collaboration, we can now officially announce the date and the venue for the record attempt: Sunday 12th August 2018 @ The Concourse in Chatswood, NSW. The time and further details will be announced closer to the date.  

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Now to the Terms and Conditions. The Sydney Guitar Festival is going to host the event, however, the funding for the record attempt will still be sourced from the participants.

This means that our crowd funding campaign needs to be successful in order to organise the record-breaking section of the event.

We still require the battery-amplified amps to make it work so nothing has changed from this end. We encourage you to purchase your participant tickets and invite your friends to join us as well. The success of the crowd funding campaign depends on each and every one of us.

The day and venue of the Sydney Guitar Festival will not change, as they will have their program planned irrespective of the success of our crowd funding campaign. So to make 2018 a year when Australia breaks the Guinness World Record, ensure you purchase your ticket in advance and spread the word with other guitarists!

If you not yet a supporter, be sure to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ price of the participant ticket which is currently available to you! As soon as we reach 50 participant tickets sold (aka ‘Participant Sponsor’ option on the crowd-funding page), the price of the participant tickets will increase to $30.

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The link to our crowd funding campaign is here (purchase your tickets here): https://readyfundgo.com/project/largestelectricguitarensemble/

Please also join our Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/largestelectricguitarensemble/

Watch the space on our website here: http://www.largestelectricguitarensemble.com/

Update 1 November 7, 2017

*** IMPORTANT UPDATES ***image

1.       Battery AMPs Model Change

Ever since the start of our crowdfunding campaign, to make it more successful, we’ve been looking for a more economical alternative to the battery powered guitar amps we had selected originally. We have now picked another model of the battery amps, which are less expensive and require fewer batteries to operate. We have tested the alternative model of the amp and, even though it has a smaller speaker than the initially selected model, it performs well and to the requirements of Guinness World Records. We have to stay focused on the actual goal of this event – to beat the Guinness World Record and secure it in Australia!

What has changed?

By selecting a more affordable model of the battery amp, we now have a more realistic financial goal! And that’s all because purchasing guitar amps is the largest expense in the entire project.

For all the supporters, who purchased the $35 Participant Sponsor option, as a sign of appreciation for your commitment to the project, we would like to also include the T-shirt valued at $20 to make up for the difference in the amp value. That being said, we understand that someone may prefer to have the difference in Participant Sponsor ticket price reimbursed. Should you choose this, please contact us before the end of December 2017, and we will organise it for you.

2.       Type of Crowdfunding Campaign Change

We are changing the campaign type from ‘’Flexible’’ to ‘’All or Nothing”.

A “Flexible” campaign means that we as organisers would be able to use the funds we receive to fulfilling the project’s commitments from the start. We would be able to purchase the amps even before the entire amount is collected. Similar goes for the venue – we could hire it in advance to ensure the venue is secured. However, we received feedback from supporters, who felt that they would rather like the campaign to be an ‘’All or Nothing’’ type.

‘’All or Nothing’’ means the funds get released to the organisers only then, when the full amount is collected (the financial goal of the campaign is achieved). Should the campaign not be successful, the funds would return back to the supporters (less the small percentage per transaction the crowdfunding web-site takes).

What has changed?

We appreciate the feedback coming from our supporters and made the decision to change the type of our campaign from “Flexible” to “All or Nothing”.

The good thing for you is that you will get your money back (less the small percentage per transaction the crowdfunding web-site takes), should we not achieve our financial goal in time.

The sad part about it is:

1.       We now have to move the date of the event. This is due to the fact that we will only be able to purchase the amps after the funds are released to us. Taking into consideration manufacturing time and delivery to Sydney, our new date of the event is Sunday the 22nd of April 2018.

2.       We will not be in the position to support the charity organisation on behalf of our sponsors. We will, however, encourage our supporters to support the charity organisation of their choice.  

Again, thank you for your valuable feedback and support! We are now going full speed towards organising the Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble World Record Attempt! Please share this crowdfunding campaign with everyone! Only you can make this happen!

 

Best Regards,

Team Largest Electric Guitar Ensemble

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A  Alexander Solodkoff

What a great idea! I’m with you! Uh-uh-uh!!! ✊🏻🎉

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