Celebs paint guitars for Oct. 21 auction benefiting Little Kids Rock

Spiderman guitar created by the legendary Stan Lee and airbrush artist John

Spiderman guitar created by the legendary Stan Lee and airbrush artist John

CEDAR GROVE, N.J. – Little Kids Rock (LKR), a leading nonprofit provider of free musical instruments and teacher trainings to U.S. public schools, has announced details of an Oct. 21 celebrity guitar auction that will help raise money to restore and revitalize music programs nationwide.

The auction will feature an array of Fender® Stratocasters® that have been uniquely decorated by artists including Gene Simmons, Stephen Colbert, Stan Lee, pop art icon Kenny Scharf, actress Juliet Lewis, Grateful Dead artist Stanley Mouse, and many more.

The auction will begin at 8 p.m. EST on Oct. 21 at Little Kids Rock’s annual “Right to Rock” celebration at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. Internet live bidding will be provided by LiveAuctioneers.com.

The “Right to Rock” Auction will include approximately 30 Fender® Stratocaster® guitars painted or otherwise decorated into one-of-a-kind pieces of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia by: Gene Simmons, Stan Lee, Stephen Colbert, Kenny Scharf, Slash, Lou Reed, Stanley Mouse, Pixar artists, Jack Johnson, John 5, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, James Hetfield, Ziggy Marley, Michael Franti, David Stoupakis, Jason Newsted, Thomas Fuchs, Rich Jacobs, Travis Louie, Joe Satriani, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Shelby Lynne, Rob Burns, Smash Mouth, Juliette Lewis, Miguel Calderón, Adam Lambert, Monte Pittman, John Jenkins.

For more specific information on any guitar in the sale, call 973-746-8248 ext. 114 or e-mail keith@littlekidsrock.org.

View the fully illustrated catalog and sign up to bid absentee or live via the Internet at www.LiveAuctioneers.com.

About Little Kids Rock:

Little Kids Rock is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in underfunded public schools. Little Kids Rock was founded in San Francisco in 2002 by David Wish, an elementary school teacher who had grown frustrated with the lack of music education funding at his school. Today, Little Kids Rock is one of the leading nonprofit providers of free lessons and instruments to underprivileged children in US public schools, and has served more than 100,000 students at over 1,200 schools in 24 cities nationwide. Little Kids Rock Honorary Board Members include Bonnie Raitt, Slash, Paul Simon, B.B. King, Ziggy Marley and other famous friends in the music industry. More information can be found at: www.littlekidsrock.org.

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View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.


ADDITIONAL LOTS OF NOTE


One of a kind guitar personally decorated and sign by American pop art icon Kenny Scharf, whose work has been shown at the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums in New York; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; and the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

One of a kind guitar personally decorated and sign by American pop art icon Kenny Scharf, whose work has been shown at the Guggenheim and Whitney Museums in New York; the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany; the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro; and the Vincent Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam. Estimate $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

One of a kind Fender® Stratocaster® personally decorated and autographed by Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver. Estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

One of a kind Fender® Stratocaster® personally decorated and autographed by Slash, former lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. Estimate $3,000-$5,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

Unique guitar decorated and autographed by Stanley Mouse, who has done artwork for the Grateful Dead, Steve Miller Band, Joan Baez, David Nash, Bo Diddley and Tom Waits. Estimate $5,000-$10,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

Unique guitar decorated and autographed by Stanley Mouse, who has done artwork for the Grateful Dead, Steve Miller Band, Joan Baez, David Nash, Bo Diddley and Tom Waits. Estimate $5,000-$10,000. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

Fender® Stratocaster® guitar personally decorated and autographed by the one and only Gene Simmons, co-founder of KISS, and his son Nick. Estimate $3,000-$7,500. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.

Fender® Stratocaster® guitar personally decorated and autographed by the one and only Gene Simmons, co-founder of KISS, and his son Nick. Estimate $3,000-$7,500. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers.com and Little Kids Rock.