The band have donated the guitar (estimated to be worth around AUD$6,400) to the rural New South Wales respite centre Maya’s Rest, which provides free accommodation and meals for families with a serious illness, or who are grieving the loss of a child.
“Australia is dear to our hearts and when we heard about the difference that Maya’s Rest was making in the lives of families in need, we were more than happy to donate a signed guitar to auction to help,” says frontman Ed Kowalczyk.
“We urge all of our fans to dig deep and bid on the guitar and we look forward to seeing you all.”
Maya’s Rest, which is located near the town of Yass, was established by Mark and Tash Maguire after their daughter Maya died in 2013 from a rare form of soft tissue cancer.
The auction for the signed LIVE guitar is up and running on the Bidding For Good website until Sunday, 11th March, and you can check out some photos of the axe down below.
LIVE’s reunited original lineup is scheduled to perform Sydney, Perth and Adelaide in March.