TRIUMPH Motorcycles and Gibson have doubled down on their support for this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s ride, donating three signed guitars, each with a one-of-a-kind custom-painted Triumph guitar case.
Following the passionate response to the ‘1959 Legends’ custom edition Les Paul Standard Reissue guitar and Bonneville T120 motorcycle, the two brands have partnered once again, with each guitar signed by a famous musician.
To be awarded as fundraiser prizes, each will come with a “Saints of Speed” custom guitar case, painted by the world-renowned Nashville guitar artist James Willis. The first of these is the Gentlefolk Prize, which is open to participants raising more than $US250.
On offer is an Epiphone ‘Inspired by Gibson’ J-200 guitar, signed by American country music star Big Kenny. The second guitar will go to the highest Team Triumph global fundraiser (open to Team Triumph and dealership team members).
The winner will receive a Epiphone ‘Inspired by Gibson’ SG Standard guitar, signed by Canadian musician Clayton Bellamy of The Road Hammers, plus the case. The Spirit of ’59 Prize is also new this year, and open to all participants raising over $US59.
Up for grabs will be an Epiphone ‘Inspired by Gibson’ 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar, signed by English rock legend Billy Duffy of The Cult. The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is a global charity which raises awareness and funds in support of men’s mental health.
It also supports prostate cancer. James Willis is a multi-bike Triumph owner and will be participating in this year’s Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride on his Scrambler 1200 XC motorcycle. Each of the musicians are also passionate riders and participants.