MELVILLE, NY, March 8, 2010 â€” On Sunday, February 28, 2010, the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games held a closing ceremony that was broadcast to an audience of millions around the world from Vancouverâ€™s BC Place. A highlight was a performance from Canadian-born artist Avril Lavigne, who performed her hits â€œMy Happy Endingâ€? and â€œGirlfriend.â€? Alongside Lavigne was guitarist Devin Bronson, literally shining with his custom-designed VOX silver sparkle Virage guitar. The instrument is a one-of-a-kind custom Virage DC (double-cutaway) with VOXâ€™s new proprietary CoAxe pickups and a unique headstock matching the cosmetics of the classic VOX Wah Wah pedal.
Commenting on his choice of guitar brands and the custom design for this historic performance, Bronson offered, â€œWhen youâ€™re playing the Olympics and three billion people are watching, you wanna play something that grabs
peopleâ€™s attention. I chose the VOX Virage.â€?
The guitar was created by VOXâ€™s G-Rok R&D team led by Rich Lasner, and completed in a scant few weeks based on input from Bronson. Related Lasner, â€œWhen Devin contacted us with this opportunity, we pulled out all the stops. We dropped everything for this once-in-a-lifetime event. We still have silver sparkles flying around the shop.â€?