MUSIC SAVES LIVES, the trusted conduit between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes, has joined forces with GIBSON GUITARS in an effort to raise money and awareness of life saving issues. They will be auctioning ONE custom designed Gibson guitar through Unite the United Foundation, a music organization that supports youth oriented non-profits. Kevin Lyman, founder of the 15 year running Vans Warped Tour, started Unite the United to help programs focused on youth.

The one-of-a-kind, hand painted, custom Gibson guitar was created in hopes that they encourage, educate, and support the life saving efforts made by MUSIC SAVES LIVES. This masterpiece was painted by artist Sara Antoinette Martin, in its raw, unassembled state then put together to create an irreplaceable work of art. In addition, this decked out guitar has been autographed by a music artist who support MSL and all that they aspire to do. With this special collector’s item, MUSIC SAVES LIVES and GIBSON hope to reach out and bring people together who share a common passion of helping those with life threatening issues.

The title and artist of each dynamic design are as follows:

Up for bid now!

“Untitled” – artist Sara Antoinette Martin, autographed by Jimmy Eat World

The guitar above will be put on the auction block by Unite the United Foundation. Donated by Gibson, this guitar represents the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics are a testament to Gibson’s wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles.

Music Saves Lives has focused its main efforts on blood donation, reaching out by sharing facts and educating at music tours nationwide. To see these remarkable guitars and for more information, check out the MSL GIBSON GUITAR PROJECT at:

Information about Unite The United can be found at:

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