Macca Guitar Fetches Big Bucks
Gibson Guitartown London is a charity-inspired campaign, bringing the power of music together with art to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Prince's Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust. Over £200,000 was raised from the sale of the 62 hand painted and signed Gibson guitars which will be split equally between the three charities.
Paul McCartney said, "I'm really amazed and very happy that the guitar went for so much and for such a great cause."
Paul's guitar beat the second highest bid of the night by an incredible £49,000. Ronnie Wood's guitar went for £11,000, Pink Floyd's Roger Waters signed (The Wall themed guitar designed by Gerald Scarfe, designer responsible for The Wall artwork) went for £10,500, Slash's Gibson SG guitar went for £8,500 and Paul Weller's 10 foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar (designed by Sir Peter Blake) reached £8,000.
The successful bidder will donate the Paul McCartney giant guitar to the Great Ormond Street Hospital at an event in December.
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