The Rescue Guitar — Latest News

 Posted by on December 12, 2013  Add comments
Dec 122013
 

It’s been a while since I updated you on the Rescue Guitar and there will be a lot of people who don’t know what it’s all about, so I thought perhaps a recap would be good.

The Rescue Guitar is a Fender Squier Telecaster  that was found abandoned in a dump and saved from destruction.

The idea is this: if the guitar can be associated with enough famous musicians, its value will grow until it’s eventually auctioned off for the highest possible price, and all the proceeds will be donated to cancer research.  The bigger the names, the more money can be raised.  Having been rescued itself, this guitar will go on to save lives.

Some very famous people have posed for a picture with the Rescue Guitar and some other very famous people have endorsed the project.

How famous?  Will Neil Young do?

 

Neil Young Rescue Guitar

 

How about Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth?

 

Thurston Moore Rescue Guitar

 

Let’s not forget Jake Clemons, sax man with Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.

Jake Clemons Rescue Guitar

 

What about Josh Ritter?

Josh Ritter

Of course, we shouldn’t forget our own home-grown heroes like Paul Brady

Paul Brady Rescue Guitar

 

Not forgetting the legendary Johnny Fean formerly of Horslips

 

Johnny Fean Rescue Guitar

 

 

And who could forget Hermitage Green?

Hermitage Green Rescue Guitar

 

Besides all these, the Rescue Guitar has been endorsed by Filthy Phil of Black Mariah, Rob Holliday, The Answer, The Black Star Riders, who are Jimmy DeGrasso (Megadeth), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Ricky Warwick (The Almighty and Thin Lizzy),  Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper) and Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy).

Filthy Phil Rescue Guitar

 

The Answer Rescue Guitar

 

Black Star Riders Rescue Guitar

 

 

Oh, and then there’s Zombie Boy.

Zombie Boy Rescue Guitar

 

There’s also Daryl Hannah.  How about that?

Darryl Hannah Rescue Guitar

 

So, yeah.  We’re getting there.  Pass this around.  If you know somebody famous playing in your town, print out a copy of the poster and ask them to stand in for a picture.

Download (PDF, 5.44MB)

If you can, print out these flyers and leave them lying around wherever you hang out.  Here are two sides of the same page.

Download (PDF, 2.62MB)

Download (PDF, 2.53MB)

This thing will save lives.  Let’s get behind it.

 

  4 Responses to “The Rescue Guitar — Latest News”

Comments (4)
  1.  

    Is all the money going to cancer research or is this just a top up for your your retirement fund ?? Just kidding . . .great idea. Keep it going.

  2.  

    Excellent idea.
    I’ll do a bit with the camera when I can.

  3.  

    No need, but thanks for the thought.

    We have plenty of professionals to help with that.

  4.  

    the guitar looks great, a photo of what it used to look like would be good to see, a kind of recouperation type vibe

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