Jay Jay French’s Pinkburst Project unites rival guitar makers at May 1 Skinner Inc charity auction

Samantha_JayJay_French_Pinkburst_Project.jpgSkinner’s May 1 charity auction is helping rocker Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister fight childhood blindness through The Pinkburst Project.

The project features 13 pink, custom-made guitars crafted by such leading brands as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch and Martin. Pinkburst also includes 12 custom pink amplifiers built by Marshall, Hartke, Vox and other industry leaders.

It takes a unique cause to bring together so many rival guitar and amp companies. French is raising money to find a cure for uveitis — an inflammatory eye condition that, if left untreated, can lead to permanent vision loss.

French has a personal connection to uveitis; Samantha, his teenage daughter, (shown here with dad Jay Jay) was diagnosed with the disease at age 6 and has been under careful treatment.

PinkBurst_guitars_Skinner.jpgBids for The Pinkburst Project guitars and amplifiers will be accepted in person, online and by absentee bid as part of Skinner, Inc’s May 1, 2011 Musical Instruments sale. Visit pinkburstproject.org or skinnerinc.com for more details.

Read more about Jay Jay French’s hard work on The Pinkburst Project, the auction and for a list of the guitars and amplifiers scheduled to be offered in the sale, visit Goldmine Magazine.

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