Guitars in the Classroom – PeaceThruLoveMusic
Auction Ends: Nov 28, 2011 11:00 PM PST

Music Memorabilia

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers SIGNED Greg Bennett OM15CE

Item Number
Estimated Value
$649 USD
$740 USD to dalelly
Number of Bids
3  -  Bid History

Item Description

This gorgeous instrument has an exceptionally comfortable neck, easy action, sparkling highs, warm resonant bass notes, an even mid-range perfect for recording, as well as built in Fishman amplification. It's warm cedar top is complemented by lovely abalone details. Signed expressly for Guitars in the Classroom by Tom Petty and all of the Heartbreakers, courtesy of GITC friend Ron Blair, bassist, (seen here with the instrument). This guitar features Tom's signature in gold on the front! The Heartbreakers (Ron Blair, Scott Thurson, Mike Campbell, and Benmont Trench), signed on the upper edge of the lower bout of the guitar for the pleasure of the owner when he or she plays this instrument (see pictures).

About The Instrument: Greg Bennett Rio Grande OM15CE
"Breaking with tradition can be a difficult task, especially in the guitar business. There are certain things that you just don’t change. With all this in mind, we forged ahead anyway. The band of turquoise dyed maple herringbone: the combination of traditional maple with the turquoise is just plain beautiful. On the performance side, we used a quarter sawn, solid cedar top for a more delicate low mid sound, and fitted it with scalloped top braces. The bracing frees up the top for faster attack and longer sustain. The sides and back are highly figured Ovangkohl, for a full, rich bass response with lots of power. If you were looking for something special that maintains a degree of tradition, you will really enjoy the RIO GRANDE™." via Greg Bennett Guitars.

Click here to read the GuitarGearHeads review of the OM-15 CE.

Item Special Note

Photos ©2011

Photo of Ron Blair (Bassist, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) ©2011


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Proceeds raised from this item will go towards Guitars in the Classroom's mission of transforming pre-k through high school classrooms by training teachers to integrate musical learning in lessons in order to increase student engagement, employ oral language practice, and promote student achievement across the academic curriculum.  In our free workshops, teachers learn to sing with confidence, play guitar, lead songs, and to select, teach, and facilitate the student writing of educational songs. This daily integration of music with academic learning provides positive, inspiring musical access for all students as part of the regular school day.