Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recently began auctioning off some of his guitar collection to raise funds for coronavirus relief efforts and now we’re finding out how much money was brought in.
The auction which was partnering with eBay managed to raise $75,000 with the website matching the donation bringing the total to $150,000.
The charity auction was revealed last month with 13 guitars handpicked from Corey Taylor’s personal collection up for grabs.
The fundraising is going directly towards Direct Relief and even though the auction is complete, eBay is still matching donations up until May 31 up to $1 million in total. If you’re still looking to donate, you have a few weeks to do so.
Direct Relief is working with public health authorities, non-profit organizations and businesses across the globe. Their efforts see them providing protective equipment and essential medical items to frontline workers.
The guitar collection is including electric, acoustic and bass guitars with his gold metallic Gibson Memphis Dave Grohl DG-335 #237 of only 400 in perfect condition, a Gold Top Gibson Classic Les Paul, a tan Fender Acoustic, a pearl blue Gibson Dave Grohl Signature #87 out of only 200, a black SDGR Bass, and more.
Each guitar is also coming with a case and a certificate of authenticity.
Direct Relief ended up speaking with Corey Taylor directly for this. Now, some of his very lucky fans are owning a piece of history while supporting a good cause.
The auction ended up running from April 27 to May 7. As mentioned above, you can still donate to Direct Relief through eBay’s charity matching for the remainder of the month.
As of now, Direct Relief has raised over $273,000,000 in medical aid. According to their website, this equates to bringing over 2.3 million pounds of medical supplies to people. You can learn more about the organization here.
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