Keith Richards enters the NFT fray, auctioning off a signed Gibson ES-335 guitar and digital asset in aid of charity

Kieth Richards Gibson ES-335 auction
(Image credit: Julien's Auctions / MusiCares)

Keith Richards has offered up a signed Gibson ES-335 electric guitar as part of an auction that aims to raise money for musicians’ charity MusiCares.

The lot from the Rolling Stones guitar legend also comes complete with a hardcase and an NFT – minted on the Tezos blockchain by NFT platform OneOf – which incorporates imagery of the signed guitar and includes a four-second video of Richards signing the instrument at Germano Studios in New York.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor,

Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.