Two Door Cinema Club’s Sam Halliday takes time out of his busy schedule to tell about his influences and his new Farida JT-60 2DCC
There are some guitars that just command admiring glances from all who cast eyes over them, and the Farida JT-60 2DCC most definitely falls into this category. It is a ‘supermodel’ of a guitar that plays beautifully and sounds great. Two Door Cinema Club’s Sam Halliday should be justifiably proud, as he designed it in conjunction with the luthiers at Farida.
If you haven’t yet heard of the Farida Artist Designed range, allow me to explain. This highly exclusive range of instruments is designed collaboratively, as no-compromise signature models, with the artist who will play it. Only 25 units globally are made available for sale to the public.
The JT-60 is the first electric model in the range. If you’ve caught any of 2DCC’s performances since last summer, you might gather that Sam is rather pleased with it…
It all started with Celine Dion (!) and Guns ‘n’ Roses (phew…)
These days, Sam’s schedule is insanely hectic. Since the launch of album ‘Beacon’ in September, the band has been touring endlessly. From the US, to Europe and beyond, there are few places that haven’t been lucky enough to be paid a visit by the Belfast lads.
Of late, however, the band has been closer to home. Farida brand manager, Sam Salisbury in his incredibly busy life, managed to catch up with Sam ahead of their storming show at the Manchester Apollo last week.
He talks about how he got started playing the guitar, his influences and inspiration, and of course, his lovely Farida JT-60 2DCC.
For more information about the guitar, see the blog or product page. There is very limited stock of these great instruments. Call our stores or customer service team (01925 582420) for availability.
Joe is a contributor for the Dawsons Music blog. Specialising in product reviews and crafting content to help and inspire musicians of all musical backgrounds.