This is the 10th festival guitar from Szymon Chwalisz!

2021-07-29 17:25:51

Szymon rocks again!

Once again, Szymon Chwalisz painted a festival guitar for us! This tradition has been going on for ten years, since 2011. Szymon gifted his first musical work of art at an auction during the 19th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity. Since then, beautifully painted guitars have become a tradition!

Szymon Chwalisz - painter, graphic artist, illustrator, designer, who has specialized in the airbrush technique for many years. Other than decorating festival guitars, Szymon has been busy with other work like customizing helmets of the most famous Polish racers, ski jumpers and speedway riders. Thanks to his guitars, we managed to collect over PLN 300,000 for the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity!


Szymon Chwalisz presents his guitar on the stage of the Academy of the Finest Arts. photo by Paweł Krupka


Whose images will we see on this year's guitar?

As every year, the guitar has been decorated with portraits of some of the guests of Pol’and’Rock Festival!

This time you can see the likeness of few great guests of the Academy of the Finest Arts,  Andrzej Chyra, Arkadiusz Jakubik and Jakobe Mansztajn from Make Life Harder, as well as guests of the Main Stage - Kasia Kowalska and Adam Nowak from the band Raz, Dwa, Trzy.


Front of the guitar with the images of Arkadiusz Jakubik, Kasia Kowalska and Andrzej Chyra (with an autograph) held by Szymon Chwalisz. photo by Paweł Krupka.


Jubilee guitar at the unique Festival and Jubilee Finale!

As the tradition dictates, our guests will have the opportunity to sign the guitar with their likenesses! And what is the guitar’s fate after this year's edition of the Most Beautiful Festival in the World? It will be auctioned during the jubilee, 30th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity! You will be able to bid for it at Allegro auctions during our winter event.

Are you curious what were the amounts raised during auctions in previous years?

  • During the 25th Grand Finale, a guitar painted by Szymon was sold for PLN 50,100!
  • A year later, Slash's guitar from Guns N 'Roses reached the value of PLN 60,200!
  • During this year's 29th Grand Finale the guitar was auctioned for a record amount of PLN 70,100!

The guitar prepared for the 27th Pol'and'Rock Festival is PRS Santana. Its body and neck are made of mahogany, a rosewood fingerboard and a maple top with a corrugated maple finish. How much will this extraordinary work reach this year? We will find out in January during the 30th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity!


Back of the guitar with images of Adam Nowak and Jakobe Mansztajn. photo by Szymon Chwalisz.


Translated from Polish by Łukasz Kujac

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