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Ginger’s Guitar Auctioned For Charity

By Ean | May 19, 2011

Rock memorabilia collectors now have the chance to get their hands on something very special!Ginger and The Stickered Les Paul

Ginger’s famous, one-of-a-kind stickered Gibson Les Paul is being auctioned to raise money in aid of the British Red Cross.

Says Ginger, “Released in 1978 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Gibson Les Paul, I bought this guitar around 1987 when I was asked to join New York rockers The Throbs. After a short term in NYC the guitar came back to England with me to form The Wildhearts. I formed the band and recorded every Wildhearts album with this guitar (also Silver Ginger 5 ‘Black Leather Mojo’, Supershit 666 and multiple solo projects). This fine guitar acted as my main guitar on every tour The Wildhearts ever did, including the AC/DC ‘Ballbreaker’ tour, as well as appearances with Sex Pistols, Manic Street Preachers, and many more. And it rarely needed tuning onstage. Basically if you ever saw The Wildhearts I was playing this guitar and if you ever heard The Wildhearts then you were listening this guitar. Every song was written, played and recorded with this instrument. THIS is history.”

Any questions regarding the guitar can be addressed directly to Ginger via his Formspring account.

Click Here for the eBay auction.

Happy Bidding!

4 Responses to “Ginger’s Guitar Auctioned For Charity”

  1. paul lambert Says:
    May 21st, 2011 at 09:42

    i would happily sell a kidney for this iconic guitar…
    Brilliant thing to do ginge,
    Hope it sells for a tidy sum and is loved by its new owner…
    C’mon lottery win….lol

  2. mike Says:
    May 21st, 2011 at 19:01

    HI LIKE ABOVE WOULD KILL FOR THIS, BUT PITY WAY OUT OF MY PRICE RANGE, WHAT YOUR DOING IS UNBELIVABLE AND GREAT, IF YOU DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS AGAIN MY I SUGGEST SELLING LOTTERY TICKETS SO WE CAN ALL HELP AND MAY HAVE A CHANCE OF OWING SOMETHING FROM YOURSELF. HOPE THIS MAKE LOADS FOR THIS CAUSE MIKE

  3. Ben H Says:
    May 22nd, 2011 at 15:06

    Wow, the ultimate piece of Wildhearts memorabilia short of owning Ginger’s brain in a jar. Probably the reason I bought a Les Paul 15 years after falling in loving with Ginger’s low slung beast.

    I’d love to buy this but it’s out of my range. If I could afford it I’d buy it and then give it back to Ginge to write more tunes on.

    Nostalgia is nowhere. Onwards!

  4. Dan Says:
    May 26th, 2011 at 16:10

    How about swap two MR2’s for it? lol

    I want this soooooo bad, I’d pay crazy money for it if I had it :(

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