(photo: High Fives Foundation)

Gibson Guitars Partners with Völkl Skis to Benefit the High Fives Foundation

Truckee, CA - A one-of-a-kind handmade Gibson Classic Custom Les Paul guitar has been produced and painted with the top sheet graphic of the 2013 Völkl Shiro ski by the artisans at Gibson Guitar in Nashville, Tenn. This unique guitar will be sold via an eBay auction currently underway through 12:01 a.m. PST on Feb. 24, with proceeds benefiting the High Fives Foundation.

(photo: High Fives Foundation)

(photo: High Fives Foundation)

In conjunction with its shift to more “rocker” skis within its line, Völkl has once again partnered with Gibson Guitars and is again offering up a custom Les Paul guitar. Bidding on the guitar, valued at $7,500, opened on Thursday. For a chance at winning the guitar and supporting the High Fives Foundation, point your browser to www.gibsonguitar.highfivesfoundation.org.

The auction will close on the night of the annual Squaw Valley Prom. Supporters have the option to “Buy it Now” for $10,000.

“The collaboration with Gibson is a natural for Völkl,” said Gibson Director of Promotions Chris Adams. “Skiing and music go hand and hand – and it’s a great way to highlight our ELP ‘rocker’ technology.”  Adams also said “Völkl couldn’t be more proud of the work that the High Fives Foundation is doing. We’re honored to support their work by teaming with them on this auction.”

The Gibson Classic Custom Les Paul Shiro Guitar features a mahogany body with maple cap construction, 60s style slim tapered neck, Grover tuners, Gibson 57 Classic Alnico II neck pickup, Gibson 57 Classic Alnico II bridge pickup and lacquer/nitrocellulose sealer.

The High Fives Foundation, a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their winter action sports dream, has thus far assisted 37 athletes from 10 states in eight respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and stoke (positive energy, outlook and attitude).

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