Reverb.com has announced an official Jason Becker gear shop – featuring six- and seven-string guitars autographed by an all-star lineup of guitar greats – in an effort to raise funds for The Jason Becker Special Needs Trust.
Headlining the shop is a 'Triumphant Friends 2' Kiesel JB24 signed by every member of Metallica, Sammy Hagar, Steve Vai, Tosin Abasi, Herman Li, Steve Lukather, Alex Lee, Albert Lee, Neal Schon, Elliot Easton, Stevie Salas, Warren DeMartini, and Chris Broderick.
Additionally, the shop is offering a Joe Satriani-signed and -stage played 2004 G3 "Flame" guitar, a stage-played Nili Brosh-signed Ibanez seven-string, a PRS SE signed by Mark Tremonti, an Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro signed by all of the members of Trivium, a Jackson Pro signed by Jeff Loomis, and a BC Rich sporting the autograph of Zoltan Bathory.
Reverb.com says that this batch of signed guitars will soon be joined by more signed gear, including a Paul Stanley-signed Ibanez signature.
All proceeds from the sale of the instruments will go to assisting Becker – who has battled ALS for 30 years, and recently experienced a health scare that sent him to the hospital – with his medical costs.
For more info on the guitars, stop by reverb.com.
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.