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Roger Waters' & Nick Mason's custom guitars on sale Print E-mail
Written by Matt   
Thursday, 27 September 2007

nick mason guitar town Many of you will recall our story from June 23rd, giving an update on the new charity project that saw some 30 musicians designing Gibson Les Paul guitars. The project, Gibson Guitar Town London, hopes to replicate the success of a similar project in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005, which raised over $300,000 for local charities.

Those involved in the project include Nick Mason, Phil Manzanera, Roger Waters and Gerald Scarfe, to give it a healthy Pink Floyd connection!

The specially designed guitars in two sizes (normal, and ten-feet tall!) have been on display in London. The thirty regular sized instruments have been show at The O2 (formerly the Millennium Dome in Greenwich, London), and the oversized instruments were on display around More London, SE1.

The organisers have now put the guitars up for sale by auction - all proceeds will be split equally between The Prince’s Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust, and Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy. Details of all of the guitars can be found on eBay, where you can place your bids - your chance to own a piece of rock 'n roll history.

Of the current lots on eBay, Roger's and Nick's will be of greatest interest to the BD readership:

Lot 51: Nick Mason Shine On... Gibson SG Guitar

nick_guitar_town_1 nick_guitar_town_2 Spray paint, real UK £50 and £20 notes on a SG standard Gibson Electric Guitar. Mahogany neck and  body, rosewood fingerboard, humbucking neck and bridge pick ups, designed by artist Justine Smith, and signed by Nick Mason, who said: "30 Ten foot hand painted Les Paul guitars positioned around Central London this June, seems like a great way to raise money for the three wonderful charities."  

Lot 52: Roger Waters Gibson SG Guitar

roger_guitar_town_1 roger_guitar_town_2 Acrylic on a SG standard Gibson Electric Guitar. Mahogany neck and body, rosewood fingerboard, humbucking neck and bridge pick ups, designed by Gerald Scarfe, and signed by Roger Waters. Gerald said: "I felt on home ground here, as these are the characters I designed myself for the Wall - the Mother, the Teacher, the Girlfriend and Pink himself. The frets naturally suggested to me the pointing of The Wall." 

See www.londonguitartown.com for further information on the project and the auction.

 
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