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Macca Guitar Fetches Big Bucks


11/22/07
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(PR) The Gibson Guitartown London Charity Auction took place last night 20th November at a special charity auction event held at The O2's IndigO2 club. A 10ft tall hand-painted Gibson Les Paul replica guitar signed by Sir Paul McCartney became the star attraction of the night. After a competitive bidding war the giant guitar was eventually auctioned off for an amazing 60,000.

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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