A custom-made electric guitar featuring the signatures of the entire 2011-12 Winnipeg Jets team is going up for auction.
Bids on the guitar — commissioned by Travel Manitoba and made by students at École Selkirk Junior High — will open December 15. The instrument is fully playable and made from solid wood, featuring the full colour Jets logo and autographs of every player on the current roster.
Proceeds from the guitar auction will support the United Way of Winnipeg as part of Travel Manitoba’s United Way workplace campaign.
The students who crafted the guitar are part of their school’s BOSS (Building on Student Success) Guitar Works program, which has churned out past guitars signed by musicians from Randy Bachman, Hedley, and The Beach Boys, to the likes of Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Bidding will go live Thursday at TravelManitoba.com/jetsguitarauction. The auction closes December 19.
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!