Michael Franti is passionate about life, love and music. "Music is sunshine," he says. "Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose." That is why he painted this guitar for Little Kids Rock's auction - so that he can help raise money to bring the wonderful gift of music to children across the country who need it the most. Check out Michael Franti & Spearhead's new album "The Sound of Sunshine" at http://michaelfranti.com/ ***Note*** This guitar was painted with acrylic paint and clear-coated to create a one-of-a-kind, playable piece of music/art memorabilia. You are bidding on a one-of-a-kind guitar personally decorated and/or autographed by the artist. This artist-customized guitar is a modified version of the FenderŪ Standard Series StratocasterŪ. It has been modified in that it has no pick guard, in order to maximize the artist's canvas. This guitar is one of 60 ever made by FenderŪ at FenderŪ Ensenada, the FenderŪ Mexico manufacturing facility. 100% of the proceeds go to Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit that restores and revitalizes music programs in underfunded public schools nationwide.