Gibson will auction special guitars played by Paul McCartney, Slash, and other artists in support of the Ukraine Relief effort, raising awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine.
The auction is organized by the iconic American-made instrument brand and Gibson Gives, its philanthropic arm.
Gibson luthiers have crafted a limited edition run of four Guitars For Peace Les Paul Custom electric guitars, which display the Azure Blue and Gold colors of the Ukrainian Flag.
Gibson partnered with artists to perform with the Ukraine guitars on stage on tour this summer. Autograph books traveling alongside each guitar have been autographed by McCartney, Slash, the Rolling Stones, Fher Olvera of Maná, Nile Rogers, Mark Knopfler, Lzzy Hale, Margo Price and Alex Lifeson, among others.
Starting on October 11, bidding will open for the Gibson Guitars For Peace Ukraine guitars and their autograph books as part of Julien’s Auctions’ “Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll” live auction. Bidding will conclude with the live auction on November 11, 12, and 13 online via www.JuliensLive.com and in-person at the Hard Rock New York.
Registration is required to bid in this auction and can be done in person or online before the sale via the registration page to bid by phone (310) 836-1818, proxy, or in person, or online.
Profits from the auction will go to the current humanitarian need for the people of Ukraine, as well as rebuilding efforts.
“I’m happy to auction this beautiful guitar of mine to benefit the fine people of Ukraine,” says Paul McCartney. “Hopefully it will help them through this aggressive Russian invasion.”
“It is an honor to represent the brave sovereign state of Ukraine. I’m proud to support them during this conflict,” adds Slash.
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