You can’t go back in time and buy the first electric guitar, but you can buy the first production electric harmonica and do some good at the same time.
The very first production Harmonicaster is being auctioned off on eBay. Any proceeds in excess of the retail price will be distributed equally to three charitable organizations:
Music Link Foundation
Any child who has musical potential deserves the opportunity to nurture this talent to its full extent. Many children lack the chance to receive music lessons due to financial need. The MusicLink Foundation reaches out to low income families by linking these students with professional music teachers willing to reduce their fee to make the lessons more affordable for the child. The MusicLink Foundation does not reimburse teachers for this scholarship donation, but supports them in a variety of ways.
Charity Music collects used musical instruments, repairs and re-habs them, and gets them into the hands of under-privileged kids so that they, too, can experience the benefits that playing a instrument gives.
Guitars For Vets
Thousands of our war Veterans are afflicted with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Many are finding hope in an unlikely place: behind the wood and strings of an acoustic guitar. The healing power of music helps soldiers cope. That’s why we provide veterans with guitars and a forum to learn how to play. Those who served rediscover their joy through the power of music.