Two guitars customised by Damien Hirst are to be raffled to raise money for Strummerville, the music charity founded in honour of The Clash's singer, Joe Strummer. The instruments, a spot Fender Telecaster and a spin Eastwood acoustic, have been produced by Hirst to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Strummer's death.
In a statement, Hirst said: "I love Strummerville and have supported it since it started ten years ago as it gives kids and adults the opportunity and platform to create and record music for a wider audience. I hope that by donating these two guitars much needed funds can be raised to help carry on supporting the brilliant work they do."
Though Strummerville haven't issued a resale value for the Hirst guitars, a similar spot Telecaster was auctioned for £30,000 at Christies last year. So, perhaps it's worth a punt.
Tickets for the raffle can be bought online for £20 until 16 August, and at the Strummer of Love festival in Somerset for £10, 17-19 August. The winning ticket will be drawn by Strummer's erstwhile bandmate Mick Jones on at the festival on Sunday, August 19th.
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