Instruments From U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John & Many More Being Auctioned For Charity

Musical instruments used by U2, Paul McCartney, Elton John and several other music stars are set to be auctioned off to benefit the Music Rising charity.

Music Rising was formed by U2’s The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin in 2005 to aid musicians devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

The Edge and Ezrin have collected guitars and other musical instruments from McCartney, Rush, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Joe Walsh, Green Day, Ron Wood, Dave Grohl, Tom Morello, Noel Gallagher, Joan Jett, and many others.

The auction, titled “Guitars Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction to Benefit Music Rising,” is set to take place on December 11 at Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles.

The auction will see a 2005 Limited Edition Gibson Les Paul Music Rising guitar that the Edge played during “One” on the Joshua Tree tours of 2017 and 2019 along with many other shows.

A custom signature Fender Stratocaster that Edge used on “Bad” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” in 2017 and 2019, Adam Clayton‘s Fender Standard Precision Bass he used on “A Sort of Homecoming,” “Bullet The Blue Sky,” “Running to Stand Still” and “One Tree Hill” in 2017, and Bono‘s Custom Gibson ES-175 Electric Guitar he played throughout the Zoo TV tour on “The Fly” and “Angel of Harlem,” will also come under the hammer.

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