Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones & More Join Gibson for
‘Guitars for Peace’ Ukraine Relief Program + Global Auction
Gibson’s Ukraine Relief Guitars Will Be Part of Julien’s Auctions
Online Bidding Begins October 11
Gibson and Gibson Gives, its philanthropic arm, are bringing the music community together to stand behind the Ukraine Relief Effort to raise awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine.
Gibson luthiers have created a limited edition run of four Guitars For Peace Les Paul Custom electric guitars with the Azure Blue and Gold colors of the Ukraine Flag.
Gibson partnered with celebrated artists to perform with the Ukraine guitars on stage this summer. Autograph books 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.
Starting on October 11, bidding will open for the Gibson Guitars For Peace Ukraine guitars and their autograph books as part of Julien’s Auctions—the world record-breaking auction house to the stars—“Icons & Idols: Rock ‘N’ Roll” live auction. Bidding will conclude with the live auction on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, online HERE and in-person at the Hard Rock New York. Registration is required to bid in this auction and can be done in person or online before the sale via the registration page to bid by phone (310) 836-1818, proxy, or in person, or online. For inquiries, please email [email protected] or call 310-836-1818.
100% of the funds from the auction of the Gibson Guitars For Peace Ukraine Relief guitars will go to the current humanitarian need for the people of Ukraine, as well as rebuilding efforts once the conflict ends. Gibson has launched the Guitars For Peace T-Shirt to allow everyone across the globe to show their support for Ukraine in an affordable way. 100% of funds from the sale of Gibson Ukraine guitars and the Guitars For Peace T-Shirts will be donated to immediate humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine through the Disaster Emergency Committee, a portion of the funds will also be used to re-establish music programs in Ukraine when the conflict ends. To order the T-Shirt and support Ukraine relief, visit HERE.
The Gibson Gives Ukraine Relief guitars feature the colors of the Ukrainian flag, which is a worldwide symbol of international solidarity for the freedom, democracy, and independence of the Ukrainian people. The Azure Blue color on top signifies Ukraine’s great blue skies, while the Gold below denotes the massive fields of grain that cover three-quarters of the country; the flag of Ukraine represents its role as the breadbasket of Europe. A strong symbol of pride, the Ukrainian flag was created in 1848 and has flown high as the national flag of Ukraine for over 30 years since Ukraine achieved its independence.
“I’m happy to auction this beautiful guitar of mine to benefit the fine people of Ukraine,” says Paul McCartney. “Hopefully it will help them through this aggressive Russian invasion.”
“Once again, Gibson Gives rises to the occasion!” says Alex Lifeson of RUSH. “I’m proud to count myself in as a supporter of the Guitars For Peace initiative in aid of the people of Ukraine.”
Gibson Gives Guitars For Peace T-Shirt. To Order see HERE