For sale is a 2005 Gibson Limited Edition Les Paul Music Rising Mardi Gras Katrina #226/300 with the original case. Following a visit to New Orleans in November 2005, U2's The Edge announced the unveiling of Music Rising, a campaign to raise funds to replace the lost instruments and accessories of the musicians affected by the hurricanes that devastated the Gulf Coast region. Lead partners Gibson Guitars and Guitar Center Music Foundation spearheaded the initial effort by collaborating on the design, manufacture and sale of an exclusive Gibson guitar with all proceeds going directly to the Music Rising program.
The guitar was available exclusively through Guitar Center. The instrument captures the essence of the Gulf Coast's musical tradition. 300 total were produced with all proceeds benefiting Music Rising and a pledge of $1 million in support. The Gibson Music Rising guitar features hand-painted designs using the colors of Mardi Gras. Each guitar is individually painted and handmade so no two are alike. All of the usual plastic parts (back plate, pickguard, toggle cover, truss rod cover) have been replaced by woods from the States affected by the hurricanes and the Music Rising logo, exclusive to this guitar, is etched into the pickguard.
This guitar is in excellent condition and in perfect working order and plays great. It does have lots of factory wear. Overall, I would rate the condition, a solid 9.5 out of 10. Everything on the guitar is original. There are no cracks, repairs, or issues. The neck is straight with no issues and plays great. The original frets are in excellent condition with no wear. There is no buzzing or dead spots. The original case does have some wear but works great.
Serial Number: 033350687 (#226/300)
Nut Width: 1.70"
1st Fret: 0.86"
12th Fret: 1.02"
Neck Type: Slim Taper
Finger Board: Rosewood
Pickups: Gibson Burstbucker Pro
Weight: 9lb 10oz
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