Mage Music will be receiving one of these guitars for sale, but we can order more! You can preorder yours by contacting us today! Get your “guitar that went to space!”
OCT 9, 2015 – Warner Music releases Commander Chris Hadfield’s album Songs From a Tin Can— the first album ever recorded in space.
It’s an out-of-this-world partnership we’re especially proud of.
When the Space Shuttle Discovery reached the International Space Station on AUG 10, 2001, few were aware it was carrying a special piece of cargo. Along with a load of tools and supplies, the STS-105 mission was also bringing a Larrivée P-01 Parlor guitar — part of a NASA psychology program designed to help the astronauts better cope with living life in space.
A talented musician, Commander Chris Hadfield played it frequently, and used to it record a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity – the first ever music video shot in space, seen by millions around the world. He also used the P-01 to lay down the initial tracks for his new record, Songs From A Tin Can. Watch the premier track video for the album “FEET UP”.
Larrivée is extremely proud to be a part of these first space travel folk songs. To celebrate we’re releasing a limited reissue of the P-01 down here on earth. The guitar comes with a signed certificate of authenticity and a copy of Songs From a Tin Can, personally signed by Commander Hadfield.
OWN A PIECE OF MUSICAL HISTORY. ORDER YOUR LIMITED P-01 REISSUE MODEL TODAY – $1162
This model will not ship for a few months, but can only be ordered for a limited time. You will not be disappointed in this model!
Full specs and details can be found below. Please let us know if you have any questions.
- An exact replica of the Larrivée P-01, the same guitar used aboard the ISS.
- All solid wood construction
- Mahogany back and sides
- Canadian Sitka spruce top
- Custom neck block stamp by Matthew Larrivee
- Soundhole label signed by Chris Hadfield
- Signed copy of Chris Hadfield’s upcoming album (primarily) recorded in space, Space Sessions: Songs from a Tin Can
- Certificate of authenticity signed by Jean Larrivee and Chris Hadfield
- $1162 (includes hardshell case)
- Delivery by the end of the year (if ordered as soon as possible)
Read the official news release on the Larrivee site, with a 360 degree rotational view of the P-01 ISS!