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Musicians On Call – Online Charity Guitar Auction

After a live auction and solo performance by John Mayer at Sotheby’s last month, Musicians On Call — which provides live in-room performances by volunteer artists for hospital patients — has more than 45 guitars and other memorabilia available at its online auction.

All donated items come with a certificate of authenticity, including a Les Paul signed by Slash, a Rickenbacker signed by Pete Townshend, a Taylor acoustic guitar signed by Dave Matthews, a miniature piano signed by Alicia Keys, etc.

Bidding on the items has already begun, and will continue until Feb. 22nd – visit the MOC Auction website for the most complete, updated information.

Check out the list of guitars (except where noted) signed by:

Aerosmith
Alicia Keys (miniature piano)
Ashlee Simpson
Avril Lavigne
B.B. King
Bon Jovi
The Brides of Destruction (Nikki Sixx)
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Buddy Guy
Carlos Santana
Celine Dion
Counting Crows
Dave Matthews
David Gilmour
Elvis Costello
Hanson
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw
Gavin De Graw
Goo Goo Dolls
Good Charlotte
James Taylor
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (flute)
Jo Jo
John Mellencamp
Melissa Etheridge
Mick Fleetwood (drum head)
No Doubt
Paul Simon
Peter Frampton
Pete Townshend
R.E.M.
Sammy Hagar
Slash
Steve Vai
Styx
Switchfoot
Willie Nelson
Vernon Reid of Living Colour
YES
All Zootopia 2003 Artists Signed a Guitar
ZZ Top

Pretty darned impressive and the cause is good.

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  • http://www.templestark.com Temple Stark

    You knew someone was going to say this but, Sammy Hagar and a a … no wait .. Celine Dion and a guitar????? What did she provide – the cat gut strings.

    Not to mention Ashlee Simpson and real instruments – even her voice – are complete strangers.

  • Eric Olsen

    it’s the thought that counts

  • http://paskudnyak.blogspot.com The Proprietor

    Most of these guitars are low-end instruments that non-musicians wouldn’t realize aren’t the normal working tools for these guys. About the only exceptions here would be the Gibson Lucille, which B.B. does indeed use (although it’s not nearly as nice an instrument as its ES-series progenitors) and possibly the Slash instrument (gut check says no). Pete Townshend has never been known to play a blue Rickenbacker 330 (his preference in 6-string Rickenbackers are his Fireglo sunburst signature model 1997s) so it’s again probably something just put in front of him to sign.

    Other than Ashlee and Celine’s donations (both very much low-end instruments I might add) the one that amuses me the most is the Britney Spears-signed instrument. Every time I see or hear aoubt said chanteuse, she reminds me of “Deliverance”. I can just picture her playing “Dueling Banjos”.

  • Clif

    After working a couple of benefit functions, I’m more aware of the significance of any product, musical or otherwise donated for any cause. And to have them autographed by performing artists is a major “wow” factor.

    I would love to have such offerings for a benefit function.

  • http://www.oltiby.com online charity auction

    A very clever way to generate charitable proceeds. I would of loved to participate had I seen this sooner. Any chance of repeating this?

  • http://www.charitymusic.org Charity Music Inc

    A special THANKS to all who supported this worthwhile event. YOUR participation, is an INSTRUMENTAL part of OUR success. Thanks Again.

  • Dawn jones

    his is a great organization that uses the love of music to inspire hope in the hopeless! I would love to participate as a musician if this came to Modesto!

  • Dawn jones

    How do we start a new local chapter?