The JustinGuitar Open Mic have become a treasured event and a real highlight of Community life and engagement since the very first one on 23 March 2021. All events had been hosted on a work licence kindly ‘donated’ but this was not a sustainable option. In January 2023 there was behind-the-scenes discussion about the Community funding a Zoom Pro licence for the Open Mic events. A decision was made to crowdfund the purchase of a licence within the Community. The target total was met within just a few hours and many others wanting to contribute missed the opportunity due to the rapid responses and overwhelming generosity of so many. Topic here.
As part of the discussions re: funding the licence, I had the idea of creating and selling T-shirts through the JustinGuitar merchandise store and came up with a hastily drafted design to illustrate the concept.
The idea gained some traction, I raised it at a JustinGuitar team meeting, and lo and behold, thanks to input and design work from the team (@babs91 especially) we are happy to announce that the idea has become reality.
All monies raised will contribute to funding Zoom annual licences on a continuing basis in the first instance. Any additional monies raised will be available for other Open Mic or Community initiatives. @larynejg will make an announcement around this in the coming newsletter and she intends maintaining a full and separate financial record.
But then something with Justin’s head or logo
Okay, this is more of a scary ad than, look at me what I’ve done…
But a super good idea Richard … Maybe an idea if this will sell well to optional an expensive variant without plastic print, … I know that embroidery is very expensive, but there are also other options … just a question for later when it starts selling like crazy
Very cool idea, Richard!
If you ever plan a subsequent collection, I could need a guitar player’ s sweater for winter with a longsleeve at the left and a short sleeve at the right, without hood (strap tangles up) I had a lot of frosty practice session in T-Shirts while saving energy. Need my strumming arm uncovered…
Staying warm, especially keeping my hands warm is a big problem here…I think your idea is great (that’s not necessarily a good sign, you will know by now )…meanwhile you can do this above during your guitar lessons that will keep you warm…