GRETSCH GUITAR SIGNED BY ALL MEMBERS OF WIDESPREAD PANIC
TO BE AUCTIONED JUNE 20, 2009
PROCEEDS TO GO TO ATHFEST AFTERSCHOOL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
In the late evening on Saturday, June 20,
AthFest, Inc., will place a Brian Setzer model Gretsch Nashville hollow-body
electric guitar, complete with a custom hard shell case and signed by all
the members of Widespread Panic, on eBay to be sold to the highest bidder.
The online auction will end in the late evening of Tuesday, June 30th, 2009.
Domingo 'Sunny' Ortiz (WSP) with the Guitar|
This guitar was donated to AthFest, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit
organization, by the Gretsch Foundation. The guitar was originally built in
2000 and has been held in the Gretsch Foundation's collection. Prices on
current Gretsch Nashville models start at $4,100.00.
The proceeds from the sale of the guitar will be used to fund AthFest
AfterSchool, an educational outreach division of AthFest with a mission to
educate young people about music and arts. The program brings musicians and
music business leaders into local schools to make presentations to classes
and to mentor those who are interested in music careers.
Widespread Panic tour dates available here.