Geddy Lee has donated a custom, one-of-a-kind Fender Jazz Bass Guitar to the Children’s Charity Lonny's Smile. The guitar will be auctioned off during a benefit show fundraiser taking placing in Toronto on June 20th.
From the press release:RUSH fans are going to get a chance to own a piece of memorabilia from Geddy Lee; a one-of-a-kind, autographed Geddy Lee Signature Fender Jazz Bass Guitar. Children’s Charity Lonny's Smile (www.lonnyssmile.org) presents an evening of music and a Live Auction on Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8 p.m. EST, at the Horseshoe Tavern in downtown Toronto.The bass guitar will be available via a silent auction held at the event in Toronto. Bidders must be present at the auction. To purchase tickets for the fundraiser event, please click HERE.
Proceeds will benefit Camp Oki (www.campoki.ca), a free weeklong camp for children from Quebec and Ontario who suffer from heart defects and require implanted pacemakers or defibrillators (ICDs).
RUSH’s Geddy Lee has personally donated this Signature Fender Jazz Bass Guitar (left) for the auction and will autograph it for the winning bidder with a personalized message of their choosing. The bass has been personally set-up to Geddy’s live performance specifications by his bass tech, Skully, with a set of ‘live RUSH performance-played’ Rotosound strings. The bass features a pearlized pickguard custom-engraved and hand-painted with the Oki logo by artist James Hogg, who has created the alchemy symbol pickguards on Geddy’s Time Machine and Clockwork Angels tour instruments.
When: Thursday, June 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm EST
Where: Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen Street West, Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 2A2, Tel: 416-598-4753 - www.horseshoetavern.com.
Tickets: $20 each - If not sold out, tickets will be available at the door for cash purchase only.
Thanks to Christopher Buttner of PRThatRocks.com for passing along this news.