Earlier this year, to celebrate its 20 year anniversary, VH1 Save The Music collaborated with the Gibson Foundation to recruit 20 musicians and 20 visual artists to create 20 unique custom Les Paul guitars.
VH1 Save The Music is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing music programs to American public schools. The Gibson Foundation is Gibson's charuty organisation, which is dedicated to creating and encouraging programs that advance education, music and the arts, the environment, and health & welfare causes.
Each guitar will be auctioned through Julien's Auctions in California, with proceeds going towards VH1 Save The Music.
Participating Musicians Include:
Billy Duffy, Corey Taylor, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi, Gary Clark, Jr., J. Balvin, Jim James, Joe Perry, Juanes, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Nile Rodgers, Patti Smith, Rich Robinson, Rick Nielsen, Robby Krieger, Robert Longo, Shawn Mendes, Slash, The Roots, Vivian Campbell, Warren Haynes, Wayne Kramer, Wyclef Jean & Chris Stapleton.
Participating Visual Artists Include:
Robert Longo, D*Face, Domingo Zapata, Richard P. Clark, Jimmy Stewart, Jr., Kip Omolade, Paul Jackson, Liz Tran, Pixote, Marc Zuazua, Sabrina Yanguas, Milk Man, Sage Vaughn, ThankYouX, ASVP, Dabs Myla, Domingo Zapata, Lola Blu, Fleetwood Covington, Hudson Marquez, Tiffanie Anderson & Sean Vranizan.
The above guitar was given a unique finish by visual artist Liz Tran for Def Leppard's Viv Campbell. Watch Campbell play and discuss the guitar in the video below.
Gibson Guitars are distributed in Australia by Australian Music Imports.