Rush is a Band

A blog devoted to RUSH:
Neil Peart, Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson

Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Alex Lifeson tests out his new custom Harper Marilyn guitar in new video

Thu, Aug 16, 2018@8:58AM | comments

UPDATE - 8/16@12:01PM: Here's a Facebook photo gallery of some closeup shots of the guitar where you can see all the details. Nice!

Booneville, IN custom guitar maker Jacob Harper has been building guitars since 2006, and recently got a request from Rush's Alex Lifeson to construct a guitar. From

... A recent request from a rock and roll god tops almost all the other builds. Thanks to his work, an icon has a piece of Boonville, Indiana. If you know your music legends, you have probably heard of the band 'Rush.' They have a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and now guitarist Alex Lifeson has a spot for one Harper masterpiece. A mutual friend in the music industry hooked the two up. In a grainy Facebook video, Lifeson gives the Harper a test drive. "Hey Jacob, thank you so much, this guitar is mind-blowing, I'm speechless, I can't believe how beautiful it is," he said. "Very cool," said Harper. "I don't think I'll ever get over the fact that I'm building for some of my heroes." The attention to detail is unmatched. The fret inlays are interpretations of 'Rush' albums. The pick guard, adorned in 'blah blah blah,' is a nod to Lifeson's Hall of Fame speech. Of course, 'Harper' is scripted on the head. ...

You can check out the video of Alex testing out the new guitar below or on Facebook at this location (thanks RushFanForever).