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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cure Bestival guitar contest


WIN A CURE GUITAR AT BESTIVAL
Bestival has teamed up with The Cure and Schecter to offer an exclusively designed guitar to three lucky winners. The guitar of choice for Robert Smith, these beauties have been specially pimped in honour of The Cure’s Bestival 2011 appearance and will be signed by the man himself!

Robert Smith has told us: "The UltraCure limited edition Bestival Curetoon Schecter is the grooviest guitar in the world!"

While Rob da Bank commented: "This guitar is a work of art. Take Robert Smith's favourite guitar, Josie da Bank's ace psychedelic artwork and some fancy printing and this really will be a collectors item. I just wish i could play the guitar!"

And its makers Schecter Guitars say: “We are proud to partner with The Cure for this amazing event! These UltraCure guitars are adorned with special Curetoon/Bestival art which are destined to be a collector's item. The UltraCure, designed by Robert Smith has been his main guitar for both the stage and studio for the past 5 years!”

Robert Smith will draw three names 'out of a hat' backstage just prior to The Cure's Saturday night headline performance, and the Curetoon Schecter guitars will be shipped to the winners once Bestival 2011 has ended.

To win, simply text ‘Cure Guitar’ followed by the answer A, B or C to 70099. What time do The Cure dream?
A) Midnight
B) Noon
C) 4:13

Texts will cost £2, you can enter as many times as you like and best of all, the dosh will be donated to the charity lovecats of Ataxia UK, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and St Catherine's on the Isle of Wight.

32 comments:

  1. I hope it's to choose the set list...

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  2. Or maybe to be the "special guest" for this show.
    : )

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  3. i just realized that bestival is just round the corner, two more months!!

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  4. Competition is now tomorrow he says :(

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  6. And with this contest announcement, the hearts of those who hoped that Robert had ditched the Schecters for good, sink like a stone.

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  7. Haha yes, but are you one of those Craig?

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  8. Have entered the competion as it's for a good cause, but would have preferred a Fender! So much for the Sydney guitar hope building exercise...

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  9. Shame about that... Let's hope for keyboards then!

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  10. It seems like you can only enter if you have a UK phone or sim card - looks like I'll be texting away madly as soon as I can land and get a UK sim card in my phone!

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  11. But what if i use the UK phone-code when texting? I don't live in the UK either, just wondering whether that would actually work.

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  12. Aaron: Yeah, I was hoping we would get a return to the classic Cure sound, and still hold out hope that we might get that in the future, but doesn't look like we'll get that at Bestival. Oh well, guess this pleases both camps for the year. : )

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  13. This is by far the ugliest axe I've ever seen...

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  14. Craig: For my first Cure show, I also hoped for the old guitars. But I am sure it will be great either way!!


    Guys, if any of you are coming over here and want the cheapest SIM only network then drop me an email.

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  15. don't think its meant to be played really... just as art... but i sure would love to play it with the maple neck... i have the ultracure standard with the rosewood and it sounds great... its just too heavy for me... probably going to sell it for something lighter soon.

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  16. oh no, the terrible sludge guitars are back.

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  17. Looks like RS decided put all his unused stickers he ever owned into those guitars.

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  18. My word, can we officially ban the use of "pimping" as in to mean, "promoting" from here on in and forever? It's as if we were to use the word pederasty in lieu of mentorship.

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  19. Well, let's hope they open with "Foxy Lady" and RS F*****g Jimi Hendrix's it right off the bat...

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  20. You guys are bonkers. I really like it. I'd love to own that guitar.

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  21. Schecter... *mutter mutter*

    I like the design and the idea of the contest. I just don't like the guitar.

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  22. Somewhat off topic. It is Robert and Mary's 23rd wedding anniversary today..

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  24. ugly !!!!! and thats putting it nicely

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  25. "And with this contest announcement, the hearts of those who hoped that Robert had ditched the Schecters for good, sink like a stone."

    Hahaha.

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  26. finally a fair contest. Not just another "auction" that only those moneyed folks can win...or was it just some of them in the past have tapped their child's college fund...maxed out their credit card...not paid the bills. :) thanks RSX! Have a great time all you folks going...wish I could but I fully expect to experience this event to the max thanks to Craig and COF!

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  27. Hello

    Craig: Is it supposed that all of us will know the new line up alike it happened in 2005 with the porl's return at live 8? Not before¿ Pleaseee we have to know that. I hope Roger is playing keyboards at least.

    Thanks :)

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