Johnny Winter 1976 “Captured Live” Guitar Gods Limited Edition Collectible Figure Announced
Numbered limited-edition 7-inch figure with rocking head
Arriving in late June is the next figure in the GUITAR GODS series… The Johnny Winter 1976 “Captured Live” edition.
This is Guitar Gods 2nd version of legendary master blues guitarist. Representing him in full on 1976 “Captured Live!” mode, the figure is limited to 2000 numbered units, stands at 7 inches tall, and is made of a lightweight polyresin. Displayed in a full color collector’s box, here Johnny is accurately sculpted right down to his signature locks, platform shoes, and red arm bands.
Suggested retail price is $24.95. The item can be pre-ordered at the Guitar Gods website or at See of Sound. US orders are shipped via FedEx and will arrive in several days. International order could take up to 3 weeks to arrive. All Guitar Gods figures are available at many independent retailers, comic shops, tattoo parlors, etc via distribution by MVD Entertainment Group – a company specializing in music-related distribution since 1986. (Also available from MVD are several Johnny Winter DVDs: Live Through The ’70s, Live Through The ’80s, Live Rockpalast 1979, and Live From Japan.)
The previous edition has SOLD OUT and has been praised by fans and the press alike. About.com Blues said, “Holding his guitar and topped with his familiar black hat, this Johnny Winter figure would look great standing guard by your stereo.”
Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it’s time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for the legions of fans just discovering the blues via the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. Constantly shifting between simple country blues in the vein of Robert Johnson, to all-out electric slide guitar blues-rock, – Johnny has always been one of the most respected singers and guitar players in rock and the clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock (a la the Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd.) Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Johnny was the unofficial torch-bearer for the blues, championing and aiding the careers of his idols like Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker.