Near the end of the 20th Century, the Smashing Pumpkins—and their charismatic leader Billy Corgan—exploded on the music scene with a unique sound that defies placement in a single category, such as punk, alt, goth, progressive, psychedelic, or rock. Having sold over 30 million records worldwide, the band’s distinctive sonic signature appealed to a diverse audience and greatly influenced the direction of popular music in the 1990s.

AXE HEAVEN® is excited to have Billy Corgan join our Exclusive Artists family and to have created the Billy Corgan Limited-Edition “Gish” Mini Fender™ Stratocaster™ Guitar.

Return of the Gish Guitar

There’s a story behind the disappearance and eventual return of the Gish Guitar to Corgan, who says it “defined the way the band sounded.” Watch the video below to learn more about the history of this famous Fender and its contribution to the popularity of the Smashing Pumpkins.

For more info about Billy Corgan, visit his Facebook page and the Smashing Pumpkins official website.