My working with Richie came about with the launch of his new designer clothing line with his partner Nikki Lund called White Trash Beautiful. Richie had written a song called “White Trash Beautiful” which when he proposed it to Jon Bon Jovi was told it might be a better tune for his solo efforts. He then at the time reached out to a friend who introduced him to the amazing Nikki Lund. Nikki was a successful designer who then worked with Richie to create and launch the WTB clothing line. A few months into their working relationship, Richie found out that Nikki was also a talented singer / songwriter which led to their current musical collaboration. I was brought in to create a statement guitar for WTB and the result is the guitar you see Richie currently playing on his tour with Bon Jovi.
The WTB guitar is a variation on my popular Black Dawg Tele which features special double bright SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS with the WTB logo. When I met up with Richie in New York City for the WTB Fall 2011 Fashion launch, he told me loves the WTB Tele and he plays his Kantor Guitar every night!
Here we have some more amazing submitted photos of Richie’s WTB guitar!
Thank you to @CatteSambora for these great shots!