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Legendary Guitarist Slash Raises Money For Charity

Last month, some of Los Angeles’s wayward youth got a big helping hand from rock icon Slash.

On Saturday, March 26, the legendary guitarist (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver) auctioned off an “extensive collection” of his personal belongings – which included everything from t-shirts, jackets, belts, and sunglasses to guitars, jewelry, furniture, and a 1966 Corvette Stingray – all in the name of charity.

Some of the most interesting items?

The clothing Slash wore and the guitar he played during his recent Super Bowl performance went for more than $100,000, and the 1966 Corvette Stingray – the item he said was the most difficult to part with – sold for a cool $110,000.

The rocker also auctioned off two of his own Gibson signature model guitars, a custom Guns N’ Roses belt, and – get this – a coffee table given to him by Charlie Sheen.

The auction, which took place at Julien’s in Beverly Hills, helped raise money for the Los Angeles Youth Network, an organization that takes in wayward youths:

When I say wayward, I mean homeless, kids with drug problems, any kid that’s sort of stranded. (Slash to Spinner)

Head over to RockAAA for a video of Slash describing the items, and the process he went through to ultimately decide it was time to let go of them. Also, even though the auction is over, you can view many of the items that were for sale over at Julien’s The Collection of Slash Auction.

Slash told Spinner the auction was “definitely an exercise in tearing yourself away from things.” If you held an auction for charity, which charity would you choose? What kinds of items would you auction off?

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Legendary Guitarist Slash Raises Money For Charity

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind, Unleash Your Creativity, and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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