John McLaughlin Guitar Auction – Custom Paul Reed Smith
John McLaughlin will be auctioning off his handmade custom Paul Reed Smith guitar, played during his final and farewell tour of America. All proceeds from the sale go to the music therapy program for children in Ramallah, Palestine. Bidding for this auction has ended. Final selling price was US $49,100.00 after 58 bids.
About the guitar & auction, McLaughlin says:
“It is a magnificent instrument of great intrinsic value, and after my final and farewell tour of America, it will become priceless to me. It is for this reason I wish to auction it at the end of my tour, to raise money for the people who are healing through music, traumatized children and adults, in Palestine.
“I again visited Palestine in mid-October to see the situation, and unfortunately, it has deteriorated. There is acute need for support for this NGO. They are running out of funds, and the wonderful work they are doing will cease without additional support.
“Even if you have no desire for a guitar, you can always make a donation at this location, no matter how small it may be, it will be received with profound gratitude.
“Children are the future of our world, and those born in Palestine suffer for no reason other than to have been born there. We can help to alleviate this suffering.