Guitar Center and Gibson Host Exclusive Acoustic Guitar Workshop with Orianthi

On Saturday, June 22, 2024, Guitar Center’s flagship store in Hollywood was the place to be for an exclusive and intimate acoustic guitar workshop featuring virtuoso guitarist Orianthi. This special event, titled “An Afternoon with Orianthi and Her Gibson Acoustics,” featured the acclaimed guitarist, singer and songwriter who has sold millions of records and performed with legendary artists such as Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper, Christina Aguilera and Steve Vai. Orianthi was joined on stage for the session, which was held in GC’s Vintage Room, by guitarist/bassist Justin Andres. 

Attendees had the unique opportunity to see Orianthi perform and demonstrate her cherished Gibson Orianthi SJ-200 Acoustic-Electric Guitar (in bright Cherry), participate in an extensive Q&A session, and get their instruments signed by the artist herself. For those unable to attend in person, the event was available via livestream, allowing fans worldwide to join this incredible experience.  

Over the course of the hour and a half session, Orianthi talked about a wide range of topics, including learning to play guitar; early influences introduced by her father (Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, the Beatles and later Jimi Hendrix, Santana, etc.); her obsession with practicing; working with artists like Michael Jackson, Marti Frederiksen, Carlos Santana, Dave Stewart and Joe Bonamassa; her recording sessions in Nashville; getting inspired and the songwriting process; and her development with Gibson of her signature Orianthi SJ-200 Acoustic-Electric Guitar.

"An Afternoon with Orianthi and Her Gibson Acoustics" is available here