After learning of his unique guitar design, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, invited his constituent, Jon Hirsch, to Parliament to find out more.
Mike was keen to meet with Jon, whose guitar has grabbed the attention of the media, to find out what was so special about his unique design. At a visit to parliament, Jon – accompanied by his small guitar – showed Mike first-hand its slim design, which while cut down in size, did not diminish its quality.
Jon is the designer of the Hirsch SB-1 Radius, a small-bodied electric guitar that has a full-size neck but is lightweight enough to travel with, yet still has the design and quality of a professional instrument. In spite of its reduced size, Jon decided there was to be ‘no compromise’ on sound or material quality. The instrument has received critical acclaim from the professional music community, including Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour – another Hove resident. For more information on the miniature guitar, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “I continually strive to champion the thriving creative industries in Brighton & Hove that contribute significantly to our local economy. Jon and his guitar are a fantastic example of the talent and innovation that is available in the city and I wish his business every success. While I am a big rock fan, and love to promote talent through my parliamentary competition Rock the House, my own guitar skills are probably best suited for now to air guitar.”