Custom Help For Heroes guitar for auction

Guitar for heroes auction

Guitar for heroes auction

A custom-built guitar has recently been put up for auction via eBay in aid of Help For Heroes, a charity which supports wounded British servicemen and women.

The instrument has been hand-built by guitar enthusiast Mick Carroll, who also hand-painted the poppy artwork, and comes with a set of pictures documenting the build, a Marshall MG2FX practice amp and a Hiscox hardcase - the latter two kindly donated by the respective brands.

The guitar's body is chambered African Mahogany (aka Sipo) with a carved Maple top, the C-shape neck features a 629mm scale-length and is also made from African Mahogany with a Rosewood fingerboard and Abalone inlays.

Pickups-wise there is a PAF-style Kent Armstrong humbucker at the neck and a Kent Armstrong Super Distortion humbucker at the bridge. Both pickups can be coil-tapped for a singlecoil sound. Other hardware includes Gotoh tuners, as well as a Gotoh bridge and tailpiece.

Click the link below to find out more about the guitar and to take part in the auction. The auction closes 9 August at 8pm, so get bidding if you fancy owning a unique, hand-built instrument, and also helping out a worthy cause in the process.

Get bidding: Help For Heroes charity guitar auction

Finally, check out the video below to see/hear the guitar in action.

Help For Heroes guitar video

Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.