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Article about the G# guitars

Paul using a G# guitar in Toronto, May 10th (Picture by Corina)

Paul using a G# guitar in Toronto, May 10th
(Picture by Corina)

Today’s paper edition of Dagbladet has an article about a-ha’s newfound interest in the Norwegian G-Sharp guitar.

It’s fun that a-ha have fallen in love with the guitar and its sound“, Øivin Fjeld – the musician who invented the instrument – tells Dagbladet.

Paul has tested the guitar over time, and has really come to like it.

I have after all quite a few guitars to choose from, so I have to admit that it was a big surprise, also for me, when I found out that this little Norwegian guitar became our first choice for all the guitar tracks on “Butterfly, Butterfly”, Paul says.

Paul had initially decided to use a selection of various instruments from his large guitar collection on the final single.

But no, I actually ended up using the G# on all the guitar tracks“, Paul says.

Magne and Morten are also using the Norwegian guitar during a-ha’s ongoing farewell tour.

The G# guitars have found their natural place within a-ha, and they will be used even more during the next leg of the tour, not least because of the live performance of “Butterfly, Butterfly”, Morten says.

Other musicians using the guitar include Eric Clapton, Guy Fletcher, Mark Knopfler and Scotty Moore.

The full Dagbladet article is also available online here.

G-Sharp guitars

Paul using a G# Classical in New York, May 6th (Picture by Catherine - Romanglass on Flickr)

Paul using a G# Classical in New York, May 6th
(Picture by Catherine – Romanglass on Flickr)

Paul has been known to be a fan of the Norwegian G-Sharp guitars for some time now. He’s using several models on the farewell tour, and you can see Magne and Morten also using them on “Move To Memphis” in this YouTube clip (and in Corina’s picture that I posted yesterday).

The official G-Sharp website has recently been updated with some info about this. It also mentions a-ha’s rumoured final single, which is “soon to be released” according to the site:

a-ha’s PAUL WAAKTAAR SAVOY and MORTEN HARKET join the G# league!

Paul has the whole range of G# guitars and accessories, and he is so pleased with the G# products that he uses a G# guitar on all guitar tracks on a-ha’s soon to be released latest song!

Morten has one Natural Mahogany, and one Antique White G#.

We are very proud that Paul is using the G# guitar on three songs on stage during the ongoing a-ha “Ending On a High Note” tour: “Summer Moved On”, “Crying In The Rain” and “Early Morning”.


On the same topic, here’s some info about the Norwegian music shop Lydkilden getting Paul an endorsement deal with guitar pedal manufacturer T-Rex Engineering not too long ago.

Paul’s current selection of T-Rex pedals include Mudhoney, Tremster, Bass Juice, Room-Mate, Squeezer and Comp-Nova.

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