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Stills, Nash, Mellencamp, Knopfler & more donating instruments to charity auction

Courtesy of NITO

Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, John Mellencamp and ex-Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler are among the artists who have donated guitars and other stringed instruments to a charity auction.

The sale will benefit the National Independent Talent Organization, or NITO, which supports independent entities and individuals in the music industry struggling amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stills, Nash and Mellencamp have all donated autographed acoustic guitars to the auction.  Knopfler has contributed an unsigned Teisco TG-64 electric guitar.

Other artists taking part in the sale include Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich, Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Bonnie Raitt, Nick Lowe, Steve Martin, Weezer, Pat Metheny, David Bromberg, Steve Forbert, Joan Baez, Fall Out Boy, Jack Johnson and more.

Lowe’s contribution to the auction is an acoustic guitar that originally was owned by The Who‘s Pete Townshend.

The auction will be open until Sunday, December 13. Visit for the full list of available items.

By Josh Johnson and Matt Friedlander
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