Jared Dines had a plan: raise money to buy instruments for kids by auctioning off his 18-string behemoth of a guitar. But it wasn’t that easy. When the auction ended, the winning bid stood at USD 16,400, Then the winning bidder pulled out, saying in a message to Dines “don’t drink and eBay.”
Now the guitar has finally been sold for USD 20,000 by Philip Kaplan, founder of music distribution service Distrokid. Apparently, Kaplan texted him simply saying, “I’ll buy the guitar”. Dines and Kaplan have worked together in the past, so Jared knew this offer was for real.
Ernie Ball and Rode join the cause
Jared has also had support come from other music companies, including Ernie Ball and Rode microphones. They have donated gear to set up a sweepstake with 15 prizes – I’ve listed the link below so you can enter.
Jared has also started up a Go Fund Me page to raise more money for the good cause. Ideally, with that money and the proceeds from the 18-string sale and sweepstakes, Jared should have enough money to help buy lots of musical instruments for children.
Nice one, Mr Dines, you rock!