Singers Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and actor cum singer Bradley Cooper have donated their guitars to celebrity country music auction in a bid to raise funds for vulnerable sections of working-class population whose livelihood is endangered due to the daunting impacts of the coronavirus.
Cooper has put out the electric guitar that he played as the country musician Jackson Maine in 2018’s “A Star Is Born.” The worth of the guitar is estimated to be in the range of $2000 to $4000.
As per Christie’s house auction’s estimates, the guitar donated by Taylor Swift could bring as much as $40000. It’s a black Gibson acoustic guitar that Taylor Swift played during the live debut performance of her new single “Betty” a month back in September. The cherry on the top, the guitar has been personally signed by the singer. Additionally, her guitar comes of nine of the singer’s custom picks which is a good bonanza over the guitar.
Besides that Keith Urban is also donating not one but multiple guitars owned by him.
Starting on Thursday, the auction will continue for the next 14 days until 29 October. All the proceedings will go to the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives Covid Response Fund. The fund was instigated by people of Nashville who work behind the cameras in the production of country music.
Many more singers and celebrities have turned up to help the auction raise good funds. Other items to be auctioned include Vintage Baldoni Accordion owned by Sheryl Crow with an estimated worth of around $10000, Dolly Parton’s bedazzled dulcimer which is worth enough to fetch as much as a whopping $100000, and more guitars owned by stars such as Blake Shelton, Dwight Yoakam, and Venice Gill.
Christie’s business development department member Nancy Valentino said, "When the pandemic hit in the spring, Nashville was hit pretty hard. This is one of the instances where you have the artists helping the people who work with them – tour bus drivers, roadies, session workers, caterers – no one is working. We were so impressed by how quickly artists volunteered to donate and donated things that are so special to them.”
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