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Roger Waters Auctions Guitar for TECHO-Chile Anti-Poverty Charity

Roger Waters Auctions Guitar for TECHO-Chile Anti-Poverty Charity -

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has donated a signed acoustic guitar to TECHO-Chile, a South American based charity which raises money for the country's most poverty stricken.

The Martin guitar, which is from Waters personal collection, was also used to record a unique version of Floyd track 'Wish You Were Here.'  

Radio Futuro DJ Hernan Rojas, who has worked as a studio engineer with Fleetwood Mac, Frank Zappa, The Band and many others and is fronting the campaign, says:

"The fact that Roger has donated his Martin and recorded a unique version of Wish You Were Here is just huge - and shows his big heart. Those 120 families have been living with no running water, sewer, electricity or basic infrastructure. They live in isolation through freezing temperatures in winter with no heating in their clapboard makeshift homes.

"The objective is to raise money that will help 120 families in extreme poverty in a slum on the outskirts of Santiago. Enter the auction through until Wednesday at 11am. The five biggest bids will access the final bidding at a live event that night. If any offers were made by foreign bidders, they will be connected in real time to make more offers during the final auction."

The signed acoustic Martin guitar will be auctioned on 21st November.  




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