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COLDPLAY SINGER AUCTIONING GUITAR FOR SANDY RELIEF
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3/27/2013

Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is auctioning off the guitar he played on the band's 2012 world tour to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to NME.com. The axe, described as "one of a kind," was put up for bids at the fundraising website Charitybuzz.com, where at press time the highest bid stood at $10,000.

A statement at the auction page read, "Collect a one-of-a-kind guitar played by Chris Martin during Coldplay's MX 2012 tour. The guitar was set up and modified specifically for, and used by, Chris Martin to play 'God Put A Smile On Your Face' on tour. The guitar tech had to put the guitar back together after each show, making this guitar completely unique."

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Martin joined a slew of rock legends for a special benefit gig at New York's Madison Square Garden last year for victims of the hurricane, which battered the East Coast last October and cost tens of billions in damages.

Although they've been on a break since completing the tour behind 2011's Mylo Xyloto album, Coldplay also recently teamed up with U.K.-based charity Oxfam to make a new crowd-sourced video for an acoustic version of the band's song "In My Place." The song is being used in a campaign to combat land grabs.


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