The Gibson Guitartown London Charity Auction is coming. On Tuesday 20th November at The O2’s IndigO2 club you can bid for one of 62 unique hand painted and signed Gibson guitars. Any one of these unique guitars would provide the ultimate Christmas present for any budding guitarist or collector of rare guitars looking for an investment.

The Gibson Guitartown charity auction hosted by Julien’s Auctions will comprise of 62 individual hand painted guitars and signed by a host of British musical legends and mainstream artists such as Sir Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Rod Stewart, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher, Brian May, Ronnie Wood, New Order, Mark Konpfler, Slash, Gary Moore, Roger Waters, Ozzy Osbourne, KT Tunstall, Bruce Dickinson, Stereophonics, James Blunt, Kasabian, Razorlight, Slash, Mark Ronson, Katie Melua, Depeche Mode, The View and Kaiser Chiefs to name a few.

Sir Peter Blake, Anton Corbijn, Peter Saville, Alex Echo, Andrew Logan and Gerald Scarfe were just a few of the acclaimed visual artists involved in hand painting the guitars on behalf of the associated musician.

Gibson Guitartown London is a charity inspired campaign bringing the power of music together with art to raise money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy, The Prince’s Trust and Teenage Cancer Trust charities. All money raised from the sale of the guitars when they go under the hammer at auction will be split equally between the three mentioned charities. All 62 featured guitars were on public display around London during June to September 2007 outside at More London, South Bank by City Hall and around The O2 Arena attracting over 2.5 million visitors.

Some of the star guitar lots going under the hammer at The IndigO2 on Tuesday 20th November include:

Robert Plant designed and signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica—Hand painted by visual artist Mauricio Ortiz

Sir Paul McCartney’s signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica—Hand painted by visual artist Rosie Brooks

Paul McCartney

The winning bidder of Sir Paul McCartney’s guitar will be required to donate the giant guitar to the Great Ormond Street Hospital. He or She will be invited to present the guitar to the hospital on Monday 17th December with Sir Paul McCartney at the hospital’s Christmas event with many of the children present. The winning bidder will receive a special Gibson Les Paul signed by Sir Paul McCartney at the event and an engraved plaque with the bidders name on it will be placed in the hospital by the 10ft guitar to mark the donation.

Paul Weller-signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica—Hand painted and signed by Sir Peter Blake

Paul Weller

Roger Waters signed Pink Floyd “The Wall” Gibson SG—Hand painted and signed by Gerald Scarfe

Roger Waters

Ronnie Wood signed and hand painted Gibson SG guitar—By Ronnie Wood

Noel Gallagher signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar—Hand painted by visual artist Pete McKee

Pete McKee

Nick Mason signed Gibson SG guitar—Hand designed by visual artist Justine Smith

New Order signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar registered with a Factory Records unique catalogue number ‘Fac 473’—Hand painted by visual artist Peter Saville 

New Order

Jack Bruce and Pete Brown from Cream signed Gibson SG Bass—by visual artist Paul Hart

Mark Knopfler signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica guitar—Hand painted by “The Ville Boys” inmates at the Mental Health Department of HMP Pentonville

Ozzy Osbourne signed 10 Foot Gibson Les Paul replica—Hand painted by Gerald Scarfe

Ozzy Osbourne

For more information on the Gibson Guitartown London Charity Auction or how to pre-bid for any of the guitars, please click here.

For those who can not attend, the Gibson Guitartown London Charity Auction will be streamed live on the Auction Network website.

To view and pre-bid the guitars online please click here.