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Robert Smith's guitar customised by Gorillaz raises over £35,000 for EarthPercent

21 October 2022, 16:24 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Robert Smith of The Cure auctioned off a Guild S-200 T-Bird guitar customised by Gorillaz, and it's raised over £35,000 for Brian Eno's EarthPercent charity.

Yesterday (20 October) Robert Smith auctioned off a one-of-one Guild S-200 T-Bird signed guitar customised by Gorillaz co-founders Jamie Hewlett and Damon Albarn. The unique guitar was expected to fetch between £5,000-7,000 at auction, but it managed to go for over five times that estimate, at £35,580.

All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Brian Eno's climate charity EarthPercent.

Smith first debuted the guitar in August 2021 during a free Gorillaz show for NHS workers at London's O2 Arena, which also marked the reopening of the O2 Arena following the pandemic.

Last night (20 October) The Cure debuted another new song titled "I Can Never Say Goodbye" during their show in Kraków, Poland.

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