One of George Benson’s Polytone Taurus IV Amps is Up for Auction
All proceeds will go to LM Cases master craftsman Neale Huston and his wife Missy, who are recovering from severe injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash earlier this year.
A stage-played Polytone Taurus IV Amp that once belonged to George Benson has been put up for auction on eBay.
The vintage guitar amp comes with its original road case, which still features a label reading “George’s Polytone,” and several flight tags. The amp is also notable for its unusual opposing-speaker “V” shape cabinet.
All net proceeds from the auction will go to LM Cases master craftsman Neale Huston and his wife Missy, who were severely injured in a motorcycle accident in June of this year, and have incurred considerable medical bills as a result. The couple is also looking to make their home handicap-accessible and to purchase a modified van.
The amp has been authenticated by Benson’s manager, Stephanie Gonzalez, and his former guitar tech, George “Blade” Kennedy.
“It is our sincere pleasure to gift you an authentic Polytone amp owned and used on tour with Mr. George Benson,” Gonzalez wrote in a statement.
“May our humble offering help support the Huston family as they recover from their unfortunate accident.”
To learn more about the amp – which is currently listed at $1,000 – or to bid, head on over to eBay (opens in new tab).
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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.