Danelectro Auctions Guitars for Charity; Models Signed by Joe Perry, Derek Trucks, James Burton, Jeff Baxter

For the second time in a month, the gang at Danelectro has listed several artist-autographed Danelectro guitars on eBay — with all proceeds going to a good cause.

This time, three guitars are on the auction block; one is signed by Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, one by Joe Perry of Aerosmith, and the other by James Burton and Jeff "Skunk" Baxter. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the guitars will go to the SKJ Orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya. The orphanage is home to 135 children and includes a school that educates children from the orphanage and the local community.

Trucks and Perry signed Danelectro '67 models with tremolo (Perry's model comes with an autographed pick). Burton and Baxter teamed up to sign a '63 Danelectro reissue.

Check out the three individual eBay auctions — plus photos of all three guitars — below:

Derek Trucks guitar

• Joe Perry guitar

James Burton/Jeff Baxter guitar

For more about the SKJ Orphanage, check out this story by NPR. And be sure to head here for more about Danelectro.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.