Gibson to auction Paul McCartney-, Slash-played Les Paul guitars for Ukraine relief

Three custom-made Gibson Les Paul guitars featuring the colors of the Ukrainian flag
(Image credit: Gibson)

Guitar giant Gibson has created a number of special Les Paul electric guitars in honor of Ukraine, which remains at war with Russia.

The guitars – each of which are finished in the Azure blue and gold colors of the Ukrainian flag – have been used onstage over the summer by the likes of Paul McCartney, Slash and Fher Olvera of Maná, and are set to be auctioned off later this year to raise funds for humanitarian aid for the Ukrainian people.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.