Custom Minarik Dick Dale flame guitar, autographed by Dale, serial #45, being auctioned by EV for charity.New York (May 2, 2008)–Electro-Voice is boosting the fundraising success of its Musicians for Minneapolis: 57 Songs for the I-35W Bridge Disaster Relief Effort CD release with a celebrity guitar auction on eBay, running through May 9th. Guitars from legendary artists including Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, and Dick Dale are available.
This auction is being held to raise money for the families of those who were either wounded or lost their lives on the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 1st, 2007. Listing details below. All proceeds from the sale of these instruments will be donated to Minnesota Helps: Bridge Disaster Fund.
The disaster occurred last summer, when shortly after 6 PM on August 1st, 2007, during the height of rush hour, the I-35W Mississippi River Bridge in Minneapolis collapsed, affecting the entire region as well those on the bridge at the time. As a Minnesota-based professional audio equipment manufacturer, EV sought to help its neighbors by doing more than just writing a check.
That effort now has taken the form of a benefit album and a celebrity memorabilia auction, with all proceeds to be donated to Minnesota Helps: Bridge Disaster Fund. The album (out now) is comprised of three CDs, with a total of 57 songs for nearly 4 hours of music. Sales of the CD continue to grow, and now the celebrity guitar auction–including instruments from artists on the benefit CD–is set to add more funds to this cause.
Items being auctioned on eBay include:
(2) Autographed Les Paul guitars from Ozzy Osbourne/Black Label Society guitar phenom Zakk Wylde
(1) Dean bass signed by all members of Megadeth
(1) Custom Minarik Dick Dale flame guitar, autographed by the Guitar Legend himself, serial #45
(1) Ibanez RE350DX guitar signed by guitar virtuoso Steve Vai
(1) Schecter guitar signed by the members of Ministry
(1) Les Paul guitar autographed by the members of Twisted Sister
(1) Washburn guitar signed by Nick Catanese of Black Label Society/Speed X
(1) EV Raven microphone autographed by the members of Fishbone
(1) EV N/D967 microphone autographed by the members of Static-X
(1) EV N/D767a microphone autographed by the members of Static-X
(1) EV N/D767a microphone autographed by Herman Li of Dragonforce
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