We recently caught up with award-winning broadcasters Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore, Today FM’s Dermot & Dave, after their hectic sting at the 2016 UEFA European Championship to see how they got on with their special edition X7 Artisan, the Euro 2016 Guitar.
Needless to say the Euros will stay long in the memories of Irish football fans, but for the two popular broadcasters it was an especially fun experience, during which they were able to enjoy the X7 Artisan in their downtime. Who could forget the hilarious Ferry Sessions?!
“What can I say? The X7 Artisan is one of the most beautiful instruments I’ve ever held, let alone played. As you saw, we hardly ever had it out of our hands. From Rosslare to Cherbourg, Paris to Bordeaux, we plucked and strummed and admired it.
“It got so many compliments too. I love the size, the offset sound hole, the craftsmanship and, above all, how it sounds. People responded to it everywhere they saw it. All of our live shows with audiences saw it (from a safe distance!) and it carried more than one sing song, particularly in our apartment in Paris.
“The X7 Artisan is, quite simply, a masterpiece and we felt privileged to take it with us on such a momentous trip, supporting the boys in green.
“Alistair and everyone involved have been so good to us and we are ever so grateful for the, what shall we call it, stewardship of this magical instrument. Thank you.” – Dave (& Dermot)