Rabea Massaad is no longer a signature artist for Chapman Guitars. “Rob and Lee and I are still good friends,” he said. After 10 years as the brand’s signature artist, guitarist Rabea Massaad is leaving Chapman Guitars.
Massaad announced the news on his social media accounts. He said that leaving the Rob Chapman and “Captain” Lee Anderton company wasn’t easy and that he had “thought about it for a long, long time.”
“I just feel like I need to do something for myself — just go out there on my own if that makes sense,” the guitarist explained in a YouTube video discussing his departure.
Massaad made it clear that there is no bad blood between him, Rob, and Lee. He also said that he was thankful to Chapman for giving him opportunities when he was just starting out as an artist.
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“I’ve been with [Chapman] since the beginning of my career, with meeting Rob and Lee, and how amazing that relationship grew and what they were able to do for me as an artist — offering me a signature model guitar when I was literally nobody in the scene or in the industry,” he said.
“That was such an amazing gift that they chose to do for me — that’s huge, so thank you to Rob and Lee of course for believing in me for so long.”
“They believed in me as an artist before I was even doing anything, and that’s why this was such a difficult decision — I’m a big believer in being loyal to your friends and to your family, and it was a difficult, very hard decision to come to.”
He continued, “I just feel like I want to move on, for myself. I don’t know where the road goes, but I want to see what happens.”
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“It’s time for me to go out there on my own, and there isn’t another reason than that for me to want to do this for myself. One thing I need to make perfectly clear is that me and Rob and Lee are still good friends, there’s been no bad blood, nothing like that, they’ve completely understood that reason, for me wanting to going out there and seeing what happens kind of thing.“
Massaad also noted that he’s not going to stop using his Chapman signature axes, saying “I love my guitars, I’m proud of them, I like the fact that people like them too and they like playing them — it’s something to be immensely proud of. Again, it’s like a gift from [Rob and Lee] that they believed in me for so long.”
“There are still some of my guitar models left and available from various retails and online, but after they’re gone, they’re gone.”
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