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It is a thing of beauty when guitar companies, non profit organizations and professional musicians come together for a common cause! Guitars in the Classroom and Playing For Change are teaming up to bring you Playing for Change & Education!, an exciting online auction featuring unique and celebrity signed musical instruments & sports memorabilia, plus a variety of treasures and special experiences you won’t find anywhere else including tickets and VIP passes to Playing for Change concerts! Auction proceeds will create free musical opportunities for children and teachers in the states and around the world!


Why should you check it out?

– The auction is a fantastic opportunity to save money on quality musical instruments, accessories and hard-to-find experiential items, while supporting the missions of Guitars in the Classroom and Playing for Change to continue bringing the healing and teaching power of music to communities and children around the world.

– The auction features instruments signed by Jack Johnson, Jackson Browne, Jake Shimabukuro and others

– In addition to music-related items, there’s also
– Sports memorabilia signed by top athletes from NBA and NHL teams
– VIP Passes to the 30th Annual John Lennon Tribute Concert at the Beacon
Theater in New York
– Ticket packages for Playing for Change Concerts including personal meet
& greet w/ band

– The auction features musical merchandise from companies like D’Addario, Greg Bennett Guitars, Godin, Levy’s Leathers, Luna Guitars, Martin, Ovation, Peak Music Stands, and Washburn. (alphabetically)

The auction will run from Sunday, October 24th – Sunday, November 7th, 2010.
FOLLOW AUCTION UPDATES HERE. You can also fan the GTIC Facebook page for auction news.

Music has always been the universal language, and musicians have always been on the front lines working as a force for good on the planet. We need that spirit of cooperation now more than ever!

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Luna player Jim Wendt & African friend

“That art cannot set the world to rights is something that everybody will readily agree… What influence can songs have on the social process? Is it not ridiculous? Vanity? … What can songs do?” asked the German poet-singer Wolf Biermann when interviewed in east Berlin in 1975.
“One cannot move the world with songs. But when the world moves songs can be born and when songs are born which give political and poetic expression to passions and hope and feelings, then a song can have an extraordinary reinforcing effect. It confirms. It brings individuals together.”
“People encourage each other by singing… it can produce the feeling of a moral and political womb in which one feels safe when one sings along with other people.”

Luna Guitars believes that music has the power to bring diverse people together and to change the world one song at a time! This song from Playing for Change is a perfect example!

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