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San Louis Obispo, CA, United States, 2007/07/24 - Charity Auction on eBay for Gibson, Jimmy Page Aged EDS-1275 Double Neck Guitar: #11 of 26 Signed and Played by Jimmy Page.
Bidding has now started on eBay for the guitar that made “Stairway to Heaven” a hit.
A rare “aged” reproduction of Jimmy Page’s s signature EDS-1275 Double Neck Guitar is being sold for charity with eBay Giving Works, eBay’s dedicated charity listing program. The Jimmy Page Guitar Charity Auction runs July 23 to August 2, 2007 with 10% of the winning proceeds benefiting the MusiCares Foundation.
Guitar collectors and fans of Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin can place bids from now until 5 PM PST on August 2, 2007, when the charity auction will close. All bidders will be pre-qualified through Kompolt Online Auction Agency.
The winning bidder will receive #11 of the just twenty-six Limited Edition Gibson guitars replicated after the one Page played during the 1971 Led Zeppelin IV tour. Jimmy Page personally played and then signed each of the twenty-six, keeping #1 for himself. This particular replica is identical to the original inside and out, with not only the same unique electronics, but identical scrapes, scratches, dents and dings--all administered by Jimmy over the years through heavy tour use of the original guitar-- painstakingly recreated by Gibson’s Custom Shop, the industry pioneers and leaders of the guitar aging process.
Since the night it was purchased at a private “Platinum Night” event held at the San Jose, CA, Guitar Center earlier this year, the guitar has been kept sealed in the box - it has never been displayed publicly or privately. The only fingerprints on the guitar are from Jimmy Page himself.
The guitar comes with a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Jimmy Page.
The original online auction agency, Kompolt (kompolt.com) is a marketing agency which concentrates on promoting brands and building brand trust through high-profile, high-value charity auctions. Non-profits, agencies and top brands turn to Kompolt to design, create and manage the eCommerce segments of their Cause Marketing and other promotional campaigns. Clients include: eBay, NBC, ABC, CBS, Mercedes-Benz, Intel, The MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundations, Bloomingdale’s, HP, Ford, and many more.
About the MusiCares Foundation
MusiCares (musicares.com) provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares’ services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly impact the health and welfare of the music community.