As musicians continue to respond to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting international shutdown, Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor has stepped up to do his part in helping relief efforts. Specifically, the singer has announced a special guitar auction with eBay for Charity, the proceeds from which will benefit Direct Relief in support of their COVID-19 response. The auction is currently live at ebay.com/coreytaylor; it’s set to close on Thursday, May 7th, at 4 p.m. PST. Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations, and businesses in the U.S. and globally to provide PPE and essential medical items to health workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Taylor selected 13 instruments — a range of electric, acoustic and bass guitars — from his personal collection and signed them for the auction. Notable inclusions are the singer’s gold metallic Gibson Memphis Dave Grohl DG-335 (#237 of only 400 in perfect condition), a Gold Top Gibson Classic Les Paul, a tan Fender Acoustic, a pearl blue Gibson Dave Grohl Signature (#87 out of only 200), a black SDGR Bass, and more. Each guitar comes with a case and a certificate of authenticity. See photos of some of the instruments, shared via Taylor’s instagram, below.
All proceeds from the auction — less shipping and processing fees — will go to Direct Relief. In addition, from now through May 31st, eBay will match dollar for dollar, up to $1 million, when you support Direct Relief.
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I’m raising funds to benefit @directrelief’s COVID-19 efforts by auctioning off 13 guitars I’ve used and signed. Each guitar comes with a case and certificate of authenticity. Click below the link in my bio or visit ebay.com/coreytaylor to view the auction and place your bids.⠀ ⠀ Direct Relief a non-profit doing important work by delivering personal protective equipment and other essential items to healthcare workers fighting COVID-19.