Gigerstein

The Guitar

An incredible guitar based upon the art works of H.R. Giger – commissioned by Chris Stein of Blondie. The asymmetrical bio-mechanical body is hand carved in wood. It is adorned with carbon graphite, assorted biological materials and bronze castings.

The neck and six-fingered “peg-hand” comprise unidirectional carbon graphite fiber. A unique construction feature is the integral molding of the neck and fingerboard.

The Story

Chris Stein of Blondie, a longtime client of Lieber Instruments, commissioned Tom Lieber to create an instrument based upon the artwork of Chris’ friend, H.R. GIGER, who is well known for his spine-tingling, bio-mechanoid creatures and set designs as seen in the movie, “ALIEN.”

After Lieber’s careful study of Giger’s artworks, the concept of using an Alien’s hand for the peg-head was realized and several body depictions were rendered. In an artistic meeting, Giger, Chris and Lieber hammered out the final modifications and details and the result is truly a work of art. Much of the guitar’s components and ornamental design hold true to Giger’s signature style of mixing the organic with the synthetic.

Gigerstein design conceptualized by Chris Stein and Thomas Lieber. Original artist rendition drafted by Edward Abrams (Pic 1, Pic 2, Pic 3), a long time comrade of Lieber.

 

Giger, Stein and Lieber gather around the Gigerstein

H.R. Giger, Chris Stein and Thomas Lieber at the Gigerstein party.
Picture 1. Picture 2. Picture 3.