Celebrity Guitar Auction to Raise Money for Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund
The Icons & Idols Rock N' Roll Auction will be held at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Dec. 1 and 2. As part of the auction, nearly 100 guitars signed by various celebrities and musicians will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the fund's mission of cancer prevention, research and education.
Guitars signed by legendary musicians such as Tony Iommi, Slash and Tom Morello are up for bid, along with autographed axes from members of Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Alice Cooper, Metallica and Iron Maiden.
Some rarities are part of the auction as well, including a prototype electric guitar made for and signed by Eddie Van Halen and a custom hand-carved Ronnie James Dio memorial guitar created by DBZ Guitars.
'Twilight' fans can bid on an ESP acoustic electric guitar signed by Robert Pattinson, and there are even guitars hand painted by the famous elephants of the Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project in Thailand.
If you're in the Beverly Hills area, you can look at many of the items in person beginning Monday, Nov. 19 at the auction house during regular business hours. And if you're not able to make it in person for the auction, you can also bid online at this location.
In addition to the guitar auction for the Dio Cancer Fund, many other celebrity items are up for bid as well, including a collection of Michael Jackson memorabilia, Frank Sinatra's clothing and a dollar bill signed by all four Beatles.