The George Harrison iPad App Will Make Guitar Buffs Gently Weep


This week saw the iTunes store add an iPad app that will make guitar, rock and Beatles fans gently weep.

Keeping the Beatles’ b(r)and alive and well on digital, George Harrison’s son Dhani this week showed Conan O’Brien a new iPad app that catalogs his dad’s iconic collection of guitars, with narration by the late guitarist talking about why he loved particular brands and guitars, and how they were used on the Beatles and solo songs they were featured in.[more]

“The Guitar Collection: George Harrison,” now available on iTunes for $9.99, offers pictures of the guitars that display “the scratches, dings and worn threads” in the instruments. Users can see 360-degree images of the guitars, created by the photographer and filmmaker Steven Sebring.

The Conan O’Brien segment, related to O’Brien’s participation in the rich multimedia app, traced the roots of the project to pre-iPad days:

In his quest to keep his father’s legacy and love of music alive, Sir George Martin recently revealed to Dhani a guitar solo from Here Comes the Sun that his father removed from the song’s final cut.