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Willie Nelson autographed guitar to benefit Rocky Mountain Hemp Association (Auction!)

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

http://rockymountainhempassociation.org

RMHA Auction

Willie Nelson is a long time supporter of industrial hemp. As a special gift to RMHA, Willie has autographed this Yamaha Guitar which we will be offering to the highest bidder in this RMHA Auction. Go see the auction page on eBay.

Guitar Details

  • Shiny, New, Yamaha Solid Cedar Top, Classic Guitar
  • Model 142 CH
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case, Planet Waves Headstock Tuner
  • Beautiful playing and sounding instrument
  • One Extra Set of Strings

Auction Detail

  • The Auction runs from August 13-23
  • Hosted by eBay, the most trusted auction site on the web
  • The highest bidder at the end of the auction will be the winner
  • Guitar will be shipped as soon as payment is finalized
  • Shipping to any location in the Continental US is included free
  • Payment can be made via Paypal, Credit or Debit Card

RMHA Auction

 

 

 

Willie Nelson’s guitar featured in “108 Rock Star Guitars”

Monday, August 11th, 2014

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photo:  Lisa Johnson

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by: Kiley Armstrong

Willie Nelson’s Trigger, named for movie-cowboy Roy Rogers’ horse, bears dozens of autographs, including Leon Russell, Roger Miller, Kris Kristofferson, Gene Autry, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Trigger’s top is worn clear through; Nelson chooses to leave it that way.

“The two of them,” notes the book, “continue to mature together.”

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Take a Tour of Trigger’s Birth Place: C. F. Martin & Company

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

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By Ann Witmer
www.pennlive.com

For 175 years a small factory in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, has been turning out acoustic guitars, guitars so good that even Eric Clapton plays one.

If you take C. F. Martin & Co.‘s free one-hour tour, you’ll learn more about guitars — the wood, the bracing, the frets, the strings and the sound – than you could ever imagine. Plus, if you’re a player, you can try some out.

Tours — first come, first served — leave the Visitor Center in groups of 15 at regular intervals from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

And if you want to make it a weekend, consider booking the Martin Suite at the historic Hotel Bethlehem, 15 miles south of Nazareth. At your request, a bellman will deliver a D-40 Martin guitar to the suite for you to use during your stay. You can strum to your hearts content amidst photographs of other Martin guitar players like Clapton, Paul McCartney, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash that line the walls of the suite.

If you go:

C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.
510 Sycamore Street
Nazareth, PA
800-633-2060
www.martinguitar.com

 

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To read the entire article, and see more photos, go HERE.

On the day I arrived, Skip Beltz pulled our group together after a short wait and handed out audio gizmos so we could hear him clearly as we walked the sometimes noisy factory floor.  Beltz, now director of product management, was manager of manufacturing here for 21 years. He knew everything there is to know about making a guitar and the skilled workers who make them.

200 guitars a day

They turn out 200 guitars a day here using a blend of old craftsmanship and modern technology. The company employs nearly 600 people in Nazareth and another 400 in Mexico where the strings and more affordable guitars are made.

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Willie Nelson Art

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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I found it on ebay: Willie Nelson Guitar

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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Epiphone Willie Nelson acoustic
Starting bid:  $650

Willie Nelson, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald autographed guitar up for auction, for good cause

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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Willie Nelson autographs the guitar. 

Some folks in Hawaii are helping a friend, and have this brand new acoustic Marting Guitar, autographed by Willie Nelson, Pat Simmons, Michael McDonald, is being auctioned off on e-bay, along with these pics of the artists with the guitars.    100 percent of proceeds will go to help their friend. 

See the auction on e-bay here.

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Willie Nelson signed Fender Squier Stratocaster Electric Guitar in auction to support WhyHunger campaign

Friday, November 16th, 2012

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www.charitybuzz.com

This  brown sunburst Fender Squier Stratocaster electric guitar autographed by Willie Nelson is being auctioned off to support www.WhyHunger.org.  

Founded in 1975, WhyHunger is a leading advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty. WhyHunger challenges society to confront these problems by advancing models that create self-reliance, economic justice, and equal access to nutritious and affordable food.
 
Call our National Hunger Hotline at 1.866.3.HUNGRY or1.877.8.Hambre if you or someone you know is hungry and we’ll locate emergency food providers in your area.  

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Donated by: SiriusXM Satellite Radio (www.Sirius/XM.com)

Welcome to Hungerthon 2012, WhyHunger’s annual campaign and radio broadcast to fight hunger. Join in the fight to end hunger and make a difference in the lives of the 50 million Americans and one billion people worldwide for whom hunger is an everyday reality.

Learn more at whyhunger.org

I found it on ebay: Willie Nelson portrait on guitar

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Oil Portrait on Guitar by Michigan artist Roy Bills.
$11,800.00

I found it on ebay: Guitar signed by Willie Nelson and Family and Merle Haggard

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Starting bid:  $4,000.00

I found it on e-bay: Willie Nelson autographed flag guitar

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Nobility Projects Artists and Filmmaker’s Dinner in Austin (4/10/2011)

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

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Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Harry Connick, Jr., and Lyle Lovette each autographed this guitar, which is being auctioned, with the proceeds to benefit the Nobelity Project, to fund all their good work around the world.   On Sunday night, April 10, 2011, Turk and Christie Pipkin and the Nobility Project host at the Four Season in Austin Sunday night.   Tables are still available for the gala, and you can purchase tickets and learn about the important work the Nobelity Project at:
www.nobelity.org.

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Guitar Autographed by Highwaymen

Monday, October 25th, 2010

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Before rock & roll gave listeners the Traveling Wilburys, country music spawned the Highwaymen, a supergroup of mythic proportions that featured living legends Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson. The foursome had worked together in various combinations over the years, but teamed up under the Highwaymen umbrella in 1985. Their first single together, “Highwayman,” topped the country charts that year and spawned an album of the same name on Columbia. The album also proved mightily popular, hitting number one on the country listings and producing a Top 20 follow-up single in a cover of Guy Clark’s “Desperadoes Waiting for a Train.”

Afterward, the members returned to their individual careers for a few years, but reconvened in 1990 to record a sequel, Highwayman 2.

Guitar for Vets, at PremierGuitars.com

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Alan Harrison, E6 Boatswains Mate 1st Class, is a 21-year US Navy veteran who’s taking part in the Guitars for Vets program at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo by Tim Evans

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by Elianne Halbersberg

In the time it takes to read this story, another US serviceman or servicewoman will lose their life. It won’t be to an IED on the battlefields of Iraq or Afghanistan. It will be to suicide on the battlefield of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and depression—right here at home. Every day, 19 soldiers take their own lives. Fifty percent of our homeless population is made up of veterans, and more than 250,000 veterans now suffer from PTSD. A 2004 Department of Defense study estimates that 17 to 20 percent of soldiers returning from Iraq “suffer from major depression, generalized anxiety, or PTSD.” And according to a 2008 report cited in Tears of a Warrior: A Family’s Story of Combat and Living with PTSD—a book the Veterans Administration uses in its PTSD treatment program— roughly 40,000 troops have been diagnosed since 2003.

It’s easy to slap a “Support Our Troops” magnet on the back of a vehicle to show solidarity in times of deployment, but where is that support when these men and women come home physically and emotionally broken? Where do they turn when society is not informed or empathetic enough to understand their state of mind, or when they are shamed into silence by the stigma of “mental illness”?

These are crucial questions too often left both unasked and unanswered. However, two guitarists with their hearts in the right place are doing their best to make a difference. Guitar instructor Patrick Nettesheim and guitar-playing Vietnam War veteran Dan Van Buskirk decided to take matters into their own hands by creating Guitars for Vets (G4V), a unique form of music therapy they’re taking to VA medical centers.

Founded in 2008, Guitars for Vets is a nonprofit that provides six free, one-on-one guitar lessons and a new acoustic guitar to veterans in recovery. Its mission is simple: Turn the guitar into a source of healing, communication, and self-expression. Veterans enrolled in the program receive their own new Oscar Schmidt acoustic guitar at their sixth lesson, and thereafter they can continue learning through group lessons. G4V began in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but has chapters in several other states—as well as one in Afghanistan—and it’s receiving requests from VA centers across the country. Six strings at a time, it’s working miracles

Read the entire article at Premierguitar.com

The Battle for Willie Nelson’s Guitar

Friday, July 30th, 2010

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Austin Aztex
USSF Division-2 Soccer
July 30, 2010
www.austinaztex.com

AUSTIN, TX. – The “Battle for the Willie Nelson Guitar” and latest chapter in the rivalry between Miami FC and the Austin Aztex goes down at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at House Park. 

Austin has had the upper hand in the rivalry this season beating Miami in each of the last three meetings, while outscoring the Blues 8-3.

Since Austin has already clinched the season series the Aztex will claim the autographed guitar as their own prize.
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Martin Guitar announce N-20WN Limited Edition Signature Guitar (12/16/98)

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Release Date: 12/16/98
Source: Press Release

The Martin Guitar Company is honored to announce the N-20WN Limited Edition Signature Model guitar, a collaboration with Willie Nelson, one of the world’s most renowned performers and songwriters.

 The N-20WN is a replica of Willie Nelson’s beloved guitar, one of the most famous and recognizable instruments in existence. Available from authorized Martin dealers and distributors worldwide, C. F. Martin & Co. will make up to but not exceeding 100 Willie Nelson N-20WN Limited Edition Signature Models. No More than 30 of these 100 instruments will be offered with Brazilian rosewood back and sides.

Willie Nelson, a country music hero and an American legend whose career spans nearly half a century, is one of the most distinctive and popular musicians in the world. Nelson bought his first Martin sight unseen in 1969. He remembers the unusual circumstances:

“The Baldwin company gave me a Baldwin amp and classical electric guitar with a special three-cord stereo pickup. I busted that guitar up pretty badly so I sent it up to Shot Jackson in Nashville to get it fixed. He called back and said, ‘I can’t fix it. It’s broke too bad.’ I said, ‘Well what else have you got around?’ He said he had a Martin up on the shelf for $750. I asked if he could put that same Baldwin pickup in the Martin. And that’s how I got it, right off the shelf, unseen from a thousand miles away. When I got it I knew that I had picked up something special. I like to just sit around in a room and play it. I like to write on it. I just like the sound of it.”

Photographs taken throughout Willie Nelson’s career show the gradual evolution of his famous guitar (nicknamed Trigger) from its pristine new condition to its current weathered look. Much like Willie, this famous guitar has come a long way. Trigger has been played so much, there is a rather sizeable hole worn right through the top, one that Willie considers so sentimental, he won’t have it repaired. In addition, Nelson estimates that he has 100 signatures on his Martin including Jennings, lawyers, football coaches, and other friends and associates. When asked why his guitar is named Trigger, Wille explains: “Roy Rodgers had a horse named Trigger. I figured: ‘ This is my horse!'” And what’s so special about this guitar? Willie says: “It has great tone!” Most recently on his widely acclaimed album “Spirit” and on several soon to be released new songs, he has been recording with Trigger and nothing but a single microphone. The guitar simply embodies that Willie Nelson trademark sound. (more…)