Posts Tagged ‘Bret Michaels’

Want To Buy A $1,750 Saxophone? Go To ShopNBC

December 9, 2011

If you can explain this strategy to us, please do so: ShopNBC is selling musical instruments.

Now, it’s not a totally novel idea. HSN has for a long time been selling guitars. Most recently, Poison frontman/reality TV star Bret Michaels was hawking one on the No. 2 home shopping channel.

But ShopNBC has a whole batch of musical instruments on its website, and many are big-ticket items. How about $1,275 for a saxophone? There are also flutes, violins, clarinets, trombones, trumpets, bongo drums and music stands.|1643&prop=Web%20Exclusive|840&prop=Home%20%26%20Collectibles|243&prop=Musical%20Instruments|2699&ICID=TMH-_-2.NewMusicalInstruments-_-120911

Maybe ShopNBC has been selling them for awhile, but it’s the first time we noticed it, because the musical instruments were spotlighted on the homepage of

“Great gifts for aspiring players,” the site says.



Rocker-Reality TV Star Bret Michaels Comes To HSN Live Oct. 2

September 19, 2011

Rock icon and reality TV star and philanthropist Bret Michaels is the latest musical artist to come to HSN to sell his wares.

Michaels, in partnership with Dean Guitars, will launch his “Signature Acoustic Guitar Collection” and the exclusive HSN guitar bundle on Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

“I’m thrilled to bring my Signature line of Guitars, my vocal warm-up CD and my solo album, ‘Custom Built’ to HSN,” blondie Michaels said in a canned statement. “HSN has a track-record of bringing innovative, high-quality products to their customers, so this is a natural partnership for me.”

The exclusive acoustic guitar package includes a choice of either a black Player guitar or a pink Jorja Raine guitar and an 8 x 10 lithograph signed photo of Michaels, a ichaels guitar strap, a set of three ret Michaels guitar picks and a ‘Learn to Play’ DVD with over 400 minutes of practice sessions from TrueFire for $299.95.

A two-disk vocalizer CD including a collection of vocal warm-up exercises for aspiring singers as well as Bret’s CD, “Custom Built” will also be available for sale.

During the primetime special event, Michaels will also play a six-song set in front of a live studio audience at HSN headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The set list will feature some of Bret’s greatest hits as the front man for Poison and his solo career, including “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” “Something To Believe In” and “All I Ever Needed.”