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Alex Lifeson to participate in Gibson's Guitars For Peace global charity auction

Thu, Sep 8, 2022@11:10AM | comments

Gibson Guitars' philanthropic arm Gibson Gives is teaming up with the rock community to raise money and awareness for the Ukraine Relief effort via a Guitars for Peace charity auction where they will be selling off a limited edition run of four Les Paul Custom electric guitars. Rush's Alex Lifeson along with dozens of other musicians are participating. From the press release:

... Gibson luthiers have crafted a limited edition run of four Guitars For Peace Les Paul Custom electric guitars, which proudly display the unforgettable 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 Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Fher Olvera of Maná, Nile Rogers of Chic, Mark Knopfler, Lzzy Hale, Margo Price, Alex Lifeson, Blossoms, The Fratellis, Kasabian, Madness, Maisie Peters, Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Vaccines, Toyah, My Chemical Romance, and actor Jason Momoa, among others. ...

Online bidding for the guitars and the autograph books will begin on October 11 via, and will conclude with the live auction the weekend of November 11-13 online and in-person at the Hard Rock New York. Registration is required to bid in the auction and can be done before the sale in person, by phone at (310) 836-1818, or online via the registration page. In addition to the guitars, Gibson has created a Guitars For Peace t-shirt to allow everyone across the globe to show their support for Ukraine in an affordable way. All of the proceeds from the t-shirts and auction will go to the current humanitarian need for the people of Ukraine, as well as rebuilding efforts once the conflict ends.