In rare cases I will offer artists, on request, the opportunity of an endorsement deal. Its important to note however that for an emerging company like Sabre, an endorsement is a strictly mutual affair.
Like most companies nowadays, even many of the “big boys”, I don’t offer free instruments to endorsees but instead operate a structured discount system along with offering a number of other custom options and benefits which reflect the artist’s current profile. Of course the terms of the endorsement can be re-negotiated in future should these circumstances change. The great thing about my endorsement options is that artists at every level can qualify. I’m much more interested in players who are seriously passionate about playing MY guitars than ones who have asked around all the guitar companies they could find until they got offered an endorsement.
Artists often forget that when enquiring about a contract that they are essentially pitching to represent the brand as an ambassador, a walking advertisement for the instrument and Sabre as a whole. Those wishing to apply should consider what they can offer Sabre Guitars in terms of exposure, potential sales and how they can show me their passion and enthusiasm for the instruments.
Any application should include a biography, examples of your recorded and published material, relevant tour dates and/or significant shows, and most importantly a brief explanation of why you’ve chosen to apply.
The guitarists below have all quickly become part of the Sabre family. Their styles, genres and musical tastes are as diverse as their ages and nationalities. The two things they all have in common however are talent and huge dedication to their art.