Here’s your chance! Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, and Joni Mitchell were announced as contributors to the fundraising arm of the Grammys, MusiCares. Keith Richards signed a guitar along with an eco-friendly NFT to prove he actually signed it. Paul McCartney will be giving a signed bass. And an artist proof of Joni Mitchell’s oil painting of Jimi Hendrix will also be part of the auction.

Julien’s Auctions described Richards’ ebony Gibson ES-335 as “an unmatched standard since its inaugural appearance in 1958” and estimated it would sell for between $6,000 and $8,000.

McCartney’s Hofner B-Bass Hi Series violin bass was estimated at $4,000 to $6,000, and described it as matching the instrument he played “notably at the Apple Rooftop concert and the Let It Be album recording sessions.”

The auction will also include a guitar signed by Tom Petty, Artwork from KISS’s Gene Simmons, handwritten lyrics from Bono. Items from Chris Cornell’s estate will also be included.

These prices that they estimate I find to be way underselling their value. Paul McCartney’s last bass for auction sold for record numbers. How can the bass he played on the Apple Rooftop not sell for even more than that? Maybe another record will be set.

The auction is set to run on commencing in Beverly Hills at 10 AM PT on Jan. 30. All the bidding will be online. Info via classicrocknews.com.

 

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