Mark Knopfler’s signed Strat, Eric Clapton’s autographed Martin and more raffled to support COVID-19 relief

Stagehand is running a gear giveaway for COVID-19 relief
(Image credit: Stagehand)

UK charity Stagehand has launched #ILoveLive, a massive guitar and gear prize draw campaign to raise funds for production staff and stage crew impacted by the loss of work due to the COVID-19 industry shutdown.

Among the many guitars on offer, all signed by the respective artists, include: Eric Clapton’s personal signed Martin custom shop OM Bob Gruhn acoustic; a replica of Nile Rodgers’ 1957 ‘Hitmaker’ Fender Stratocaster; Mark Knopfler’s Strat from his 2019 world tour; Liam Gallagher’s Les Paul Studio electric; and Thompson Twins frontman Tom Bailey’s ESP electric that he played at Live Aid in Philadelphia in 1985.

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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.