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Written by Matt   
Tuesday, 09 January 2007

London GuitarTownPink Floyd's drummer Nick Mason is amongst the 30 musicians who have committed themselves to a new charity project, designing Gibson Les Paul guitars!

The project is called Gibson Guitar Town London, and hopes to replicate the success of a similar project in Nashville, Tennessee in 2005, which raised over $300,000 for local charities.

Thirty ten foot fibreglass Gibson Les Paul guitars (similar to the one shown below from 2005) will be uniquely designed and endorsed by British household name musical artists. These one off inspired designs will then be specially painted by entry winning London community visual artists. All 30 ten foot free standing Les Paul guitars on show will be a prominent display of creativity that unites the medium of music and art.

2005 Guitar TownGibson Guitar Town London will be given its official launch in June 2007 to mark the public display at London’s City Hall for a twelve week period.

Following this display, the guitars will be sold under the hammer by Julien’s Auctions at a gala fundraising event next September at the Mayor Of London’s head quarters; City Hall.

Three appointed charities will benefit from the auction proceedings as well as money raised through corporate sponsorship. The three designated charities are The Princes Trust, Nordoff -Robbins and The Teenage Cancer Trust.

Apart from Nick, other musicians involved include Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics' Mike Rutherford, Queen's Brian May, and Paul Weller.

Weller said: "I am proud to be associated with the Gibson Guitar Town London campaign as it combines my passion and appreciation for the guitar whilst raising money and awareness for three very worthy and deserving charities."

Applications are now being accepted for artists who want to take part in the project, via the website.

Gibson Guitar is the world’s premire guitar company with over one hundred years of musical history and brand leadership.. Gibson Guitar proudly works with the finest line up of rock legends from across the ages and genres who include Jimmy Page, Pete Townshend, Les Paul, Ronnie Wood, B.B King, Slash,Joe Perry,Lenny Kravitz  and many more.
Last Updated ( Monday, 19 February 2007 )
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