Macca signs really big guitar for charity

Sir Paul McCartney Plays 10ft GuitarThis might be one of the largest signings that Paul McCartney has done in a really long time.  I have a confession to make regarding this post.  I have a fetish folks.  Yes, that fetish is for really large guitars.  When I say large, I mean really feakishly huge guitars. It seems that Paul McCartney has joined in on one of my secret obsessions in signing this one for charity.

One of the few perks of living in the rock and roll city (Cleveland, OH), and albeit are only a few.  Is the annual return of Guitarmania each and every summer to the city.  It is a joy to walk down the street and see a gaggle, is that the right term for a flock of guitars, adorning every other street corner of your loved city.  It’s quite a sight to behold.  I would love to ohave a few of those on my lawn.  All proceeds from these auctioned off instruments, if that’s what you want to call them, go to charity as well.

Maybe Paul will come to Cleveland next summer and sign one or two of those giant guitars in Ohio.

Here’s what we’ve read.

He’s played a fair few guitars in his time – but a hand-painted, 10-foot Gibson Les Paul was special even by Sir Paul McCartney’s standards.

The former Beatle paid a personal visit to the Gibson Guitartown London exhibition to sign the replica instrument.

The free-standing guitar, named And The Crowd Goes Wild, was hand-painted by visual artist Rosie Brooks.

The guitar, and 59 others, will be auctioned off in London later this year to raise money for the three charities.

Sir Paul said: “I just fancied playing with a big guitar! I think this one will hopefully catch the imagination of the public and whoever is going to buy it at the auction and raise money for The Prince’s Trust, Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff Robbins – which are all great charities.”

Artist Rosie added: “It’s complete honour. It’s brilliant. I was really touched when I found out he had chosen my design.”

All the guitars in the exhibition have been signed by famous names, including Noel Gallagher, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Keane, Stereophonics, James Blunt, Razorlight, KT Tunstall, Magic Numbers, Kasabian, The Kooks and Dirty Pretty Things to name a few.

Source: Virgin Media


One Response

  1. hhah this is really cool.
    i love paul.

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