Erin Lareau’s Swarovski-studded 10-foot Les Paul-inspired guitar

Andrea Divirgilio / August 11, 2010

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Here comes the Big Daddy of all the bling-bling guitars, at least in size. Award-winning artist Erin Lareau has created a 10-foot-tall Swarovski crystal studded Les Paul inspired guitar as part of the West Hollywood GuitarTown public art exhibition. She was one of the 26 renowned visual artists approached to create a guitar for the project. Erin Lareau’s amazing works have been already featured in art galleries and museums around the world and elite shops, such as Tiffany and Geary’s of Beverly Hills. Erin Lareau said that she has already done crystal-encrusted guitars, but this one is a 10-foot masterpiece. She further said…

It was a natural for me to create my own version of the iconic Les Paul guitar because I’ve been so close to the music industry throughout my career, working with Michael Jackson, Katy Perry, Spinal Tap, Orianthi and countless other stars and musicians to create one of a kind costumes and glittering microphones and set pieces.

The gigantic guitar will be showcased through 2010 along the 1.6-mile Sunset Strip in West Hollywood.

Via: Erin Lareau

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