Guitar Center Donates Instruments
Guitar Center donated 12 collectable guitars autographed by Goo Goo Dolls, Kevin Bacon, Dierks Bentley, Blink 182, Tommy Chong, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ray Davies (The Kinks), Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, John Rich (Big & Rich), James Taylor and Rob Thomas, for the Music Is Art charity auction in Buffalo, New York, which raised over $31,000.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Music Is Art organization, which is dedicated to exploring and reshaping music's cultural, social and educational impact on the community through a variety of programs and events.

"Our fundraiser raised over $31,000, which was more than double what we were anticipating," said Tracy Shattuck, executive director of Music Is Art. "Thanks again to the team at Guitar Center for generous donations and assistance in making this fundraiser a success."

"This year, Guitar Center started the project with Music Is Art chairman Ryan Casullo, whom we unfortunately lost in a motorcycle crash back in May. So, when the board chairman Phil Aguglia contacted me to resurrect the project, it was a no-brainer. We are honored to be a part of it," said Mike Doctor, store manager at Guitar Center's Tonawanda, New York location.