Brad Paisley Guitar Auction Reaches $2,730

Brad Paisley’s electric guitar he donated to flood relief has reached a bid of $2,730, as of Thursday afternoon (Jan. 6). The auction is sponsored by Nash2O and proceeds will benefit local flood relief and emergency responders. The guitar is featured in Paisley’s video for “Waitin’ on a Woman.” Decorated in a black-and-gold paisley pattern and specially crafted by luthier Bill Crook, the guitar was played often by Paisley in the studio, on tour and on television, including the 2008 CMA Awards. The guitar was damaged in the Nashville flood in May, then donated to the Nash2O charity auction. Bidding will conclude Saturday (Jan. 8). Instruments donated by Duane Eddy, Peter Frampton, Vince Gill, Kathy Mattea and Marty Stuart are also available at the auction. In addition, a rare Fender Lucite Esquire model filled with Cumberland River flood water has reached $5,200 in bidding.