Corey Taylor is auctioning off 13 instruments for Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response fund

The total donation amount will be matched by a contribution from eBay of up to $1 million.

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Corey Taylor is auctioning off 13 guitars off his personal collection, raising funds for Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response actions. The auction – which is held on eBay – will close on 7 May, at 7pm (ET).

The auction sees Taylor part with several autographed electric, acoustic and bass guitars. These include a Gibson DG-335 Dave Grohl Signature Custom Shop in Pearl Blue (one of just 200 ever produced), a custom ‘Firebird-style’ Kauer electric guitar, a triple-humbucker Gibson Les Paul in Sunburst, a Fender acoustic guitar, and an Ibanez SDGR Bass in black. Each instrument will be supplied with its own case – as well as a supporting certificate of authenticity.

Additionally, eBay has said that they will be supplementing the total donation amount with a matched contribution of up to $1 million to Direct Relief’s COVID-19 response fund – which provides frontline workers across the US with emergency medical supplies.

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