Music Player Network and Music Products Industry Join Forces to Create a $50,000 New Gear Charity Auction

The Music Player family of publications and a host of top musical instrument manufacturers have joined together to create the 2006 New Gear Charity Auction benefiting the Music for All Foundation. The charity auction will be held on eBay, January 19 through January 29, 2006 at:, and will feature more than 40 items valued at $50,000. Proceeds from the sales will be used to support the mission of the Music for All Foundation to expand access to music and arts in education and society.

A variety of guitars, drums, winds, keyboards and accessories are up for bid, including many newly introduced items from Alvarez, Ampeg, BC Rich, Crate, D’Addario, DDrum, Dean, Drum Workshop, Evans, Fender, Floyd Rose, G & L, Gibson, Guitar Player, Hartke, Kaman, Korg, Kustom, Latin Percussion, Line 6, M – Audio, CF Martin, Meisel, Ovation, Parker, Paul Reed Smith, Pearl, PlanetWaves, Pro-Mark, Sabian, Samson, SKB, Taylor, Vic Firth, Zildjian, and Zoom.. Several of the instruments featured in the auctions will be making their worldwide debuts at the NAMM show.

The charity auction also includes a number of celebrity memorabilia items from such recognized artists as John Maher, Motley Crue, Brad Delson (Linkin Park), Danny Carey (Tool), Vinnie Colaiuta and many more.

You do not need to bid on an item to help. Individuals are encouraged to post their own items for auction to benefit the Music for All Foundation. Visit the Foundation’s ebay store to learn how to get involved!

Music Player Network will be promoting the charity auction to all of their readers through their publications Guitar Player, Bass Player, Keyborad and EQ, on their websites, as well as in their eBay hosted Backstage Lounge

“We are very gratified by the broad support we have received from our friends in the music products industry and our partnership with Music Player Network,” stated Music for All Foundation Chairman and CEO Bob Morrison. “It is a true testimonial to their concern about what is happening to music and the arts in our country that they have embraced our mission in such a meaningful and generous way”

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