Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Bid on a Signed Guitar From Bono

Gretsch Electromatic - (RED) Zero Generation Bono Signature Guitar  ACTUAL VALUE:$ PRICELESS

Gretsch Electromatic "(RED) Zero Generation" Bono "Signature" Guitar 
Retail Value:$ 1,500.00 

Gretsch Electromatic "(RED) Zero Generation" Bono "Signature" Guitar

Description: This is the G5623 Gretsch Electromatic "(RED) Zero Generation" Bono “Signature"

Guitar created along with Bono’s direct input for his founded “RED” campaign to bring awareness of Bono’s support of Product Red and their humanitarian efforts
in the battle against HIV/AIDS. Up to 50% of the proceeds from each sale of this instrument are donated directly to the global RED fund.

“Imagine a world without aids” is the sales anthem here. The idea and first prototype Bono RED guitar was made in 2013, played by Bono on the new U2 “Songs Of Innocence” recordings and auctioned at the Nov 23rd SOTHEBY’S “RED” New York event….it commanded a winning bid of over $250,000. Another of his guitars, the Green Falcon, sold for $450,000 at Sean Penn's Haiti benefit a few years ago.

The guitar has Bono’s Signature in black on the back of the headstock. It also has a beautiful White pick guard on the front of the instrument bearing the (RED) Logo as well as a white (RED) logo on the truss rod cover at the top of the guitar.

The on board electronics of this amazing instrument begins with (2) Gretsch “Black Top” Filter Tron pickups along with a (3) position toggle switch, a master volume control and master Tone control then anchored with an Adjust-o-Matic(Tm) bridge with “G” cut out tail piece and Silver deluxe tuners and chrome hardware…..other features include a bound fret board and sides and sound holes as well as a 22 fret rosewood fingerboard with Neo Classic(Tm) “thumbnail” inlays…. Thus creating a full and uncompromising sound.

The guitar is accompanied with a deluxe thin line case.

Wood composition of this very styled guitar are a Spruce Center-Block, Arched Laminated Maple Top & Back, Laminated Maple Sides and finally the guitars finish is of Gloss Urethane.

100% of profits to benefit Para Los Ninos and Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center.

More on the auction here.

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