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We’ll be sad to see this one go. Tom Petty was a staunch supporter of Sweet Relief, he took the time to sign many guitars for us over the years, but this one is extra special.
Rickenbacker Guitars (Official) created this guitar especially for Tom to sign in support of Sweet Relief, and it is truly a one-of-a-kind instrument. The exquisite details and custom finish have never appeared together on a Rickenbacker, and the vintage TV knobs, F soundhole and checkered binding were just of few of the incredible details that blew us away. On September 17th, we took the guitar to KAABOO in Del Mar, CA for Tom and the Heartbreakers to sign, and Tom was so impressed with the guitar that he wanted to keep it for himself! Of course he happily signed the guitar and went on to perform an awesome set, closing the night, as always, with “American Girl.”
We are now auctioning the guitar, as Tom intended, to raise funds for our Rob Max Elder Musicians Fund, which is named for our own recently passed Executive Director. Rob was passionate about the plight of Elder musicians in today’s landscape. Congratulations in advance to the lucky winner of this incredible guitar, we hope you love it and care for it as much as we have in our brief time together.
Funds from this auction item will go to Sweet Reliefs’ Rob Max Memorial Fund for Elder Musicians.