News-Antique.com - Nov 26,2007 - San Luis Obispo, CA, November 26, 2007 - 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 November 26 to December 6, 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 December 6, 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.
Page said in a recent interview that he is reputed to own in excess of 1500 guitars and has no intention of parting with any of his own Zeppelin memorabilia; whether or not you attend the band’s upcoming reunion concert in London, this official replica may be as close as you’ll come to one of Jimmy’s actual guitars.
The guitar comes with a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by Jimmy Page.
Visit www.ebay.com/jimmypageguitar for more information or to place a bid.
The original online auction agency, Kompolt (www.kompolt.com) is the highly regarded marketing agency that concentrates on promoting brands and building brand trust through high-profile, high-value charity auctions through the eBay Giving Works program, powered by MissionFish. 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.
About the MusiCares Foundation
MusiCares 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. Please visit the website at www.musicares.com.