Mick Murphy and GJ2 to release signature guitar

MM PlayingMick Murphy playing a GJ2 Glendora “Spirit of ’79” at the Harley Davidson “Love Ride.” (Photo: Jesse Silva)

Mick Murphy, lead guitarist and composer with My Ruin, is to release a signature guitar with GJ2 Guitars.

Set to be revealed at this year’s 2014 NAMM convention, the ‘Triple M’ – or ‘Mick Murphy Model’ – is described by GJ2 founder Grover Jackson as “a stripped-down, straight ahead rock machine that looks and plays like a rocket.”

Murphy joined the GJ2 artist roster last year after meeting Jackson at a Chevy Metal gig that took place on the two men’s shared birthday of 17th July. Jackson and GJ2 partner Jon Gold signed the loan guitar that Mick had been playing during the show and gifted it to him as a birthday present. The rest, as they say, is history.

The ‘Triple M’ will bear Murphy’s trademark =MM= signature and features a single humbucker with a hard-tail bridge. It will be available in a new set of colours that are exclusive to the model.

Murphy has played a vintage ‘RR’ model Jackson for years and counts it amongst his favourites in his collection. “My GJ2 guitars are so awesome I no longer want to play anything else” he says. “They’re the best guitars I’ve ever had the pleasure of playing. I’m proud to be a part of the GJ2 family.”

Murphy, Jackson and Gold will reveal the guitar at the NAMM 2014 Preview Day on Wednesday 22nd January, where they will discuss and demo the model on stage.

Mick Murphy joins GJ2 Artist Roster

Mick Murphy with GJ2 Glendora guitarMick Murphy, guitarist with My Ruin and Chevy Metal, has been welcomed to the GJ2 Guitars artists roster.

Murphy and renowned guitar designer Grover Jackson met backstage at a Chevy Metal gig on the 17th July – as fate would have it, the birthday of both men. Jackson surprised Murphy with a gift after the show – a Glendora ‘Spirit of 79’ Prototype #1 guitar.

“There are not too many true guitar heroes around these days but Mick Murphy is one of the few. We love his work with My Ruin and Chevy Metal and we are really proud to have him playing our guitars,” says Jackson.

Murphy commented, ““While touring the factory on a recent visit to the GJ2 showroom with My Ruin, Grover & Jon gave me a beautiful new black Glendora with a maple neck and welcomed me as a part of the GJ2 family, which I’m proud to represent.”

“I’ve never felt such a connection and support from a guitar company as I do with GJ2. It’s an honor to be playing their guitars,” he continued.

Meanwhile, Mick and Chevy Metal play at The Sayers Club in Hollywood, Ca. this Saturday, September 28th to benefit families affected by Autism and next month at The Whisky a Go Go for the ‘ Rock Against MS’ benefit on October 17th.

My Ruin’s new album, The Sacred Mood, is out now. You can read Skin Back Alley’s 5/5 review of the album here.