A signed Bucky Pizzarelli D’Angelico archtop is being auctioned to support the Jazz Foundation of America

(Image credit: D'Angelico Guitars)

Jazz guitar legend Bucky Pizzarelli passed away on April 1 from complications due to COVID-19.

Now, to honor the longtime D’Angelico player, the company is auctioning Pizzarelli’s signed Excel EXL-1 archtop, with all proceeds going to the Jazz Foundation of America’s COVID-19 Musician’s Emergency Fund, which provides direct financial support and compassionate counsel to musicians.

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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.