Madonna’s Guitar Auctioned
A Gibson Les Paul custom-designed for Madonna for her Drowned World tour in 2001 — the first time the singer played guitar onstage — will be auctioned on eBay beginning on Oct. 6. After the tour Madge signed the guitar, the only survivor of two identical models made for her, and gave it to John Griswold, a veteran guitar technician (Eagles, George Harrison, Shania Twain) who served in that role on the Drowned World tour.
In a strange twist, Griswold is parting with the guitar because his family lost most of their possessions in Hurricane Katrina — they were living in New Orleans when it flooded.
The opening bid for the guitar is $49,999. The seller says it has been appraised at $400,000-600,000. Source: www.aolmusicnewsblog.com