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This auction is for a brand new Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar featured on NBC’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” with proceeds going to the American Red Cross.  Please note: Due to high interest we cannot respond to specific questions.  Please bid based on the information provided here and your own comfort level.

Guitar Specs

  • Manufacturer: Gibson
  • Model: Les Paul Standard
  • Color: Honey burst
  • Condition: Brand New
  • Additional Specs URL:
  • Signatures: All presenters and performers from NBC’s “A Concert for Hurricane Relief” asked to sign

Frequently Asked Questions & Disclaimer

Q. What if I want to place a large bid?
A. To place a bid of $15,000 or more on eBay, you must provide a valid credit card (your card won't be charged) or, if you prefer, you can go through our quick ID verify process (no credit card required).

During the course of the auction MSNBC reserves the right to block a bidder for any reason including but not limited to, feedback, non-paying bidder, bid retractions, and recent bid history.

Q. Who signed the guitar?

Q. Is bidding open internationally?
A. Yes, bidding is open internationally. International winners are responsible for all shipping fees as well as any/all Customs, VAT (value added tax), duties, fees, tariffs, etc. which may be assessed and due upon delivery of item. The seller cannot pre-determine any fees and is not responsible for these additional costs.

Q. Is this purchase tax deductible?

A. Please contact your personal tax advisor for more information on this issue.

Q. Who pays for shipping and how will it be shipped?
A. The seller will pay for all shipping costs. Unless otherwise stated in the auction listing, all items are shipped via Federal Express. Winning bidders must provide a physical address, phone number, and signature for delivery. Sorry, we cannot deliver to P.O. boxes.

International winners are responsible for all shipping fees as well as any/all Customs, VAT (value added tax), duties, fees, tariffs, etc. which may be assessed and due upon delivery of item. MSNBCcannot pre-determine any fees and is not responsible for these additional costs.

Q. Will my item come with a Letter of Authenticity?
A. Yes, a Letter of Authenticity signed by a representative of MSNBC will be sent to you along with the item.


Q. I've won the auction! What happens next?
A. A representative of MSNBC will contact the winning bidder to confirm the payment amount and payment instructions. Payment must be in US funds and received within three (3) business days of the close of the auction.

Q. What are the accepted methods of payment?

A. We accept cashier's check and wire transfer. If paying by cashier’s check, please make payable to “MSNBC” in US funds and ship via one of the following traceable sources: Federal Express, Airborne Express, DHL or UPS. Sorry, no personal checks.

Q. Is there sales tax?
A. Yes, residents of the following states will pay sales tax: Washington, New York

Q. When can I expect to receive the item?
A. Barring unanticipated circumstances, the expected delivery time is 3-4 weeks after final payment is received and acknowledged.
  

Disclaimer

  • You agree, warrant and represent that you will not in any way advertise, promote, market, or utilize the Talent’s name, likeness, voice, photograph, signature or image in any manner, for any reason at any time without the prior written consent of the Talent, in the use of the item for commercial sale, auction, exhibition, rental or lease.
  • Winning bidder agrees to let MSNBC.com or related NBC properties use their picture and/or their likeness for promotional purposes.
  • The purchaser/high bidder agrees to pay within 3 business days of the close of the auction.
  • The item is sold as is.
  • Barring unanticipated circumstances, the expected delivery time is 3-4 weeks after final payment is received and acknowledged.
  • Please note that shill bidding is neither allowed nor tolerated. This practice is illegal and carries legal consequences in many areas. Per eBay’s help pages, “shill bidding is the deliberate placing of bids to artificially raise the price of an item and is not allowed.” For more information about shill bidding, please click
  • MSNBC.com reserves the right to block a bidder for any reason including but not limited to, feedback, non-paying bidder, bid retractions, and recent bid history.
  • Your participation in this auction constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.