Gibson Guitars Signed by All-Star Performers and NHL Players to Be Auctioned on NHL.com

NEW YORK, NY – The National Hockey League (NHL), in conjunction with Gibson Guitar, will hold an on-line auction featuring three autographed Gibson guitars, signed by 2008 NHL All-Star players, performers and hosts, including Grammy Award-winning musicians Usher and Wyclef Jean, platinum-recording artists Jonas Brothers, and five-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ne-Yo. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Usher’s New Look Foundation, a non-profit program established to expose young people to the business side of sports and entertainment.

Each white Gibson Les Paul Studio guitar is signed by participants from the 2008 NHL All-Star Weekend in Atlanta. One guitar is signed by all members of the Eastern Conference All-Star team, including All-Star MVP Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes. Another guitar is signed by the Western Conference All-Star team, including 10-time All-Star Nicklas Lidstrom of the Detroit Red Wings. The third guitar features autographs from an All-Star line-up of performers and hosts, including Usher, Jean, Jonas Brothers, Ne-Yo, singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards, rock band The Hives, country alternative band Old 97’s and rock band OneRepublic.

The guitars will be available for bidding at NHL.com beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 12 p.m. ET and ending Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m. ET. Proceeds from the auction will benefit Usher’s New Look Foundation as part of the NHL’s $200,000 commitment to the non-profit program.

Music and hockey fans alike can register and bid on http://auctions.nhl.com. Each autographed guitar comes with a Letter of Authenticity from the NHL.

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