Danelectro Auctions Guitars for Charity; Models Signed by Tom Petty, John Mayer

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

This time, two guitars are on the auction block; one is signed by Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers and one by John Mayer. 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.

Petty & Co. signed a Lime Green Danelectro 1967 model. Mayer signed a Midnight blue Danelectro 1967 model while backstage at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

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

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers guitar (opens in new tab)

John Mayer guitar (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.