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Jim Cara, PBS Guitar Builder to the Stars, to Showcase “The Art of Guitar” at KISS WORLD, Rio Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV – [Jan 17 2024]
The Art of Guitar is Jim Cara’s groundbreaking integration of actual removable guitars seamlessly blended into iconic pop culture wall art hangings. Each piece showcases the visual guitar special effects, lighting, and animation techniques that have made Jim Cara the keeper of the grail in his arena. Jim Cara will be at KISS World in person to discuss his career working with major rock artists.
KISS WORLD, Rio Las Vegas, houses the private museum showcasing the personal collection of Gene Simmons It is also home to KISS Mini Gold and the largest collection of KISS merchandise for sale.
Jim Cara’s journey to fame began with his remarkable work for Gene Simmons, where he became a designer of custom Axe and Punisher Guitars for the Gene Simmons Axe Company. He also at the same time was responsible for building the smoking and flashing special effects guitars owned and played by former KISS member Ace Frehley . This catapulted Jim into the limelight, establishing him as a sought-after artist in the music industry.
The recognition of his work opened doors to collaborations with other renowned artists, including Steve Miller, Ron Wood, Lita Ford, Brad Gillis, John 5, Robbie Krieger of The Doors, and Cheap Trick, among others. Jim’s exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail have garnered him a reputation as a go-to artisan for musicians seeking unique and visually stunning instruments.
With a career spanning over four decades, Jim Cara’s commitment to authenticity extends beyond replication. Recognized as one of the first to persevere in prematurely aging and distressing guitars, he ensures they take on the elements of a worn-in vintage guitar, contributing to his acclaim as a master in vintage guitar recreation.
His mainstay is at crafting exact replicas of notable guitars and orchestrating unique experiences for fans by arranging meetings with the original artists. Through these encounters, fans have had the extraordinary opportunity to witness their musical idols playing Jim Cara’s creations, fostering a deeper connection between the audience and the iconic instruments.
“The Art of Guitar” exhibition promises an immersive journey through Jim’s extraordinary creations and witness firsthand the intersection of music, art, and history.
For those unable to attend the exhibition, a limited collection of Jim Cara’s works is available for purchase at www.jimcara.com. Don’t miss the chance to own a piece of music and art history crafted by the maestro of special effects guitar work.
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About Jim Cara: Jim Cara is a celebrated Guitar Maker recognized for his groundbreaking work with KISS and other renowned stars. His craftsmanship in replicating legendary instruments and orchestrating unique experiences for fans has solidified his status as a trailblazer in the industry. Explore his collection and learn more about Jim Cara at www.jimcara.com.
Event Details: The Art of Guitar Exhibition Date: February 17 and 18 Location: KISS WORLD, Rio Las Vegas