Paul McCartney leads musicians teaming up with Gibson guitars to help Ukraine

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Big-name musicians including Sir Paul McCartney and Nile Rodgers have teamed up with Gibson to help Ukraine by selling off limited-edition guitars.

The iconic instrument brand and its Gibson Gives philanthropic arm are standing behind the Ukraine relief effort, raising awareness and funds to aid the people of Ukraine.

Gibson luthiers have crafted a limited-edition run of four Guitars For Peace Les Paul Custom electric guitars, which proudly display the unforgettable Azure Blue and Gold colours of the Ukrainian flag.

Gibson partnered with the artists to perform with the Ukraine guitars on stage on tour this summer. Autograph books travelling alongside each guitar have been signed by Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, Slash, Fher Olvera of Maná, Nile Rogers of Chic, Mark Knopfler, Lzzy Hale, Margo Price, Alex Lifeson, Blossoms, The Fratellis, Kasabian, Madness, Maisie Peters, Paloma Faith, The Charlatans, The Vaccines, Toyah, My Chemical Romance, and actor Jason Momoa, among others.

"I'm happy to auction this beautiful guitar of mine to benefit the fine people of Ukraine," said McCartney. "Hopefully, it will help them through this aggressive Russian invasion."

Slash added: "It is an honour to represent the brave sovereign state of Ukraine. I'm proud to support them during this conflict."

Starting on 11 October, bidding will open for the Gibson Guitars For Peace Ukraine guitars and their autograph books as part of Julien's Auctions' Icons & Idols: Rock 'N' Roll live auction. Bidding will conclude with the live auction from 11 to 13 November at the Hard Rock New York.