Oct 12, 2006

Singer Shin Seung-hun has become the first Korean musician and seventh world musician to own a Fender Signature model. The other six artists who received a specially-customized guitar from the U.S. musical instrument company are Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Japanese guitarist Michiya Haruhata.

Unlike the other artists, who each received an electric guitar, Shin will be the first to receive an acoustic guitar instead. The gift is an acknowledgement that the Korean "king of ballads" is internationally recognized for his musicality.

Shin plans to play his new guitar at "The Shin Seung-hun Show" scheduled to be held on Saturday and Sunday at the Jamsil Stadium in Seoul.

Source: KBS Global