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Taylor Swift and other Country Music megastars auctioning musical instruments for COVID-19 Relief

[Oct. 19, 2020: Gill Kaufman]



Taylor Swift is auctioning off the black 2018 Gibson acoustic guitar she played "Betty" at last month's ACM Awards to raise funds for COVID-19 relief. The signed instrument, which comes with a case, strap and five personalized TSwift guitar picks, is expected to go for $25,000-$40,000 as part of an upcoming online auction called "NASHVILLE: An Auction to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund."


The guitar is described as having a, "bound rosewood fingerboard with mother-of-pearl inlay of a star motif, wired with electronics for stage performance," with an inscription of the date it was played (Sept. 16, 2020) and a plectrum caddy containing with the five personalized picks, one commemorating her 2017 Reputation album and the other four her 2019 Lover release; the auction will run through Oct. 29.

Other items up for auction in the event include an accordion played by Sheryl Crow, Tim McGraw's F131 Hellcat motorcycle, a Swarovski crystal-covered four-string dulcimer owned by Dolly Parton for 30 years, a Dwight Yoakam Epiphone hollow-body guitar, a Bradley Cooper Gibson semi-hollow body guitar and a Keith Urban electric guitar.




This Brighter Side of News post courtesy of Billboard.


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