The auction lots include signed guitars and albums as well as clothing and shoes.
Leading up to the Grammy Awards, several musicians have joined forces for a good cause this month. Artists like Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Paul McCartney, Dua Lipa, Christine McVie, and Coldplay are putting up their collectibles for auction.
On February 4, the annual MusiCares Charity Relief Auction will take place at the Grammy Museum. This is the first time the event will be held live. Online bidding will also simultaneously take place at Julien’s Auctions’ website.
Some of the most popular items are the artists’ signed guitars. Swift’s autographed Baby Taylor model acoustic guitar was initially estimated at $1,000 to $1,500. The current bid has already surpassed early estimates with $10,000. Styles’ 1999 Gretsch White Falcon electric guitar, signed with silver ink, is currently at $9,000.
MusiCares is also offering a 2019 Gibson Les Paul guitar signed by people who performed at MusiCares 2020 Person of The Year. These names include Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Taylor Hawkins, Dave Grohl, Alice Cooper, the Jonas Brothers, and John Legend among others.
Proceeds from the charity auction will go to the MusiCares program. According to its website, it provides support to the music community through physical and mental health services, addiction recovery, unforeseen personal emergencies, and disaster relief.
Banner images via Julien’s Auctions’ website.