Autographed Greg Bennett Guitar Donated to Charity

November 23, 2011
GALLATIN, TN - Samick Music Corporation, Inc. (SMC), one of the largest global manufacturing and distribution companies of both fretted instruments and pianos, is proud to announce its continued involvement with Guitars in the Classroom through the recent donation of a Greg Bennett Guitar.  

Musicians Tom Petty, Jack Johnson and Jon Foreman of Switchfoot have autographed and donated instruments to the Encinitas-based non-profit Guitars in the Classroom to raise funds for an online auction titled Peace & Love Through Music. The auction ends November 28th.  

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers signed a solid cedar top Greg Bennett Rio Grande OM15CE guitar for Guitars in the Classroom. As a part of the auction, Guitars in the Classroom is also offering a selection of items that include one of a kind artisan gifts, special experiences, celebrity and local music lessons, and wonderful tools for the musician, teacher, and music lover. These are just a few of the treasures that holiday shoppers and music lovers will find at the auction.
The online event is designed to fund free musical programs, music therapy, training and supplies and is co-sponsored by two other music non-profits, Resounding Joy and the Playing for Change Foundation, along with a charity founded to teach kids to foster peace in the world: Kids for Peace.
Supporters can access the campaign and participate in the auction by visiting
About Samick Music Corp:
Established in 1958, Samick Musical Instruments Co. Ltd. has over 50 years of experience manufacturing high quality musical instruments. The craftsmanship developed over the years has made Samick one of the largest and most knowledgeable producers of musical instruments in the world today. Samick's pianos are sold under the Samick name as well as under a variety of brand names, including Wm Knabe & Co., Seiler, Pramberger, and Kohler & Campbell. With a manufacturing capability of more than a half million guitars per year in factories located in Korea, Indonesia, China and the United States, Samick also ranks as the world's leading stringed instrument producer. The company sells its guitars under its own brand names, including Samick, Silvertone, JTR Series and the Greg Bennett Signature series. For more information, visit

About Guitars in the Classroom:
Guitars In The Classroom is a non-profit organization providing innovative musical training for K-8 classroom teachers so all students may experience the benefits of learning through making music. GITC's free programs deliver ongoing instruction, access to instruments, and educational materials to infuse the academic curriculum with creative learning in sustainable, grassroots programs, nationwide. For further information, visit
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