One Guitar

Bernard Fanning - The Reckoning

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"The Reckoning. It's like, well, now you've got to account for what you do and say" - Bernard Fanning

The front man from Powerderfinger was one of the first to agree to the project.

During the height of the pandemic in 2020 we sent the One Guitar to his home in NSW.

"I was pretty excited to see it... I still have that teenage joy in trying out a new guitar," Bernard said.


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About the guitar

It's a Gibson J45 Vintage Sunburst, a model nicknamed "The Workhorse".

First released in 1942 it has a storied history with many famous artists relying on its mahogany construction along with renowned "full, balanced expression, warm bass and excellent projection".

A very warm thanks to Chris at Australis Music for supplying this magnificent instrument.



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Produced by Alex Gow and Courtney Carthy, Mushroom Group

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Photography by Alex Gow

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