A guitar signed by Keith Richards, Slash and many more is up for auction to benefit New York Dolls' Sylvain Sylvain

(Image credit: Tyla)

Back in April 2019 New York Dolls electric guitar player Sylvain Sylvain revealed he was undergoing treatment for cancer, and a GoFundMe page was set up to help offset the cost of medical bills. To date, almost $70,000 of the $80,000 target has been raised.

Now, musicians and bands ranging from Keith Richards and Slash to Skid Row, Faster Pussycat and others have signed a one-of-a-kind Gretsch electric guitar, hand-painted by Dogs D’Amour frontman Tyla, to raise additional funds for Sylvain.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.