While doing the Email today I got a letter from Steve Benford of Benford Guitars and Guitars 4 Vets fame. Those of you who have been following the saga of the Guitars for Vets Airborne Eagle guitar auction may have noticed that it didn't reach it's reserve of $3000. Perhaps we haven't gotten the word out like we should have. Perhaps folks were saving for Christmas. Perhaps some people think this guitars is a cool wall hanger and not a real guitar. I don't know why the guitar didn't reach it's reserve but I can tell you that the guitar is made from 100% top materials. I know for a fact that the pickups are worth $180 because I sell them for that much all day long without a cover at all much less a custom cover. The carved guitar body is a one of a kind made by a master craftsman and artist. So if you had any worries about the guitar let them go... In fact why don't you go listen to Benford play this thing a little and then decide.
And we all know the cause is worth while.
So... with all this new information let's see what Steve has to say today...
Ahoy, and Happy Holidays G4V supporters.
The story Fox 6 News did on Guitars For Vets aired this past Sunday on the 9pm News. We have had an overwhelming response from the story. For those of you who missed it or are out of our broadcasting area, here is a link to the story on Fox's website. http://www.myfoxmilwaukee.com/myfox/pages/Home/Detail;jsessionid=702ACAB2A5EF379F250698A0E72FAA77?contentId=5302146&version=1&locale=EN-US&layoutCode=VSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1
Please pass this link along to whoever you can. I am unsure how long it will be active. We are getting a copy of the story and will either have it on the G4V site or You Tube it. Probably both.
Also, a quick reminder about the Airborne Eagle guitar raffle. Tickets are available and moving quickly. The sale will be limited to 300 to buy one today! http://guitarsforvets.org/eagleraffle.html
Those of you in the Milwaukee area on New Years eve are invited to The Coast downtown Milwaukee. My band will be playing 2 sets. We are excited to have special guest vocalist Annie Fox on board. She will tickle the ivorys a bit as well.
Thanks ans happy holidays!
Wow! How cool is that?! So if you didn't have the cash to shell out $3000 for this killer one of a kind bit o playable art now you can just grab a few raffle tickets and have as good a chance as anyone else! Come on... the tickets are only $10 each and they even take PayPal. You'll piss that much away renting DVDs this week end. Tis the season... give a little back to those who have give a lot for you.