Marty Friedman Auctions Guitars For Victims Of Earthquake

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman, who moved to Japan in 2003, has released the new statement.

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Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman, who moved to Japan in 2003, has released the following statement:

"Thank you all for your support and prayers. I am 100% fine, 100% healthy and in better shape than ever. However, there are many, many people here in Japan that are facing an unbelievable tragedy.

"It's time to go to the next step. I will be auctioning ALL of my guitars from the Megadeth era and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the earthquake relief.

"I am going to L.A. right Now to the climate controlled lockup where all the guitars have been in their cases since January 2000. All guitars I used on all the Megadeth recordings, tours, videos, everything Will be auctioned off.

"When I get to the lockup, I will do my best to sort out which was used for what (I suck at that...I'm sure many of you guys know better than I do) and notate as many details as possible. Pictures, descriptions and how to bid will all be up on my U.S. website as well as my Japanese website within 2-3 days.

"I have Never sold Any of my guitars before; this is the only way these guitars will leave my possession. I urge you to please spread the word and most of all Bid High. You will be putting a huge deposit in the 'karma bank' and have some pretty cool guitars to show for it. Do It!"

Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    T7E
    See, this is a perfect example of a non-arsehole musician.
    Johnashley0416
    this is a true musician with a big heart! Much credit to marty for stepping up for a good cause that is close to him. I still won't buy a toyota but I might get me one of those geetars....much respect to Japan
    SoulSyphon
    fetjuel wrote: Here's hoping I get the guitar that penned the solo from Ashes in Your Mouth. *crosses fingers*
    EXACTLY what I was thinking. This.
    Dio10101
    I was really concerned that he was hurt(not that I wasn't concerned for everyone else), and I'm glad he's alright. If I had the cash, I would totally buy some Marty guitars.
    EpiphoneV
    glad to hear he's okay, ive been looking around for updates to see if he survived the tragedies in japan and was starting to worry
    fetjuel
    A great musician, AND a great man. This is wonderful. I will actually be bidding on a guitar or two. Here's hoping I get the guitar that penned the solo from Ashes in Your Mouth. *crosses fingers* And on a different note... I would like to send out a prayer to all the victims of the tsunami and the explosions in Japan. God bless and bless your families.
    StevieRayHalen
    what an incredibly generous thing to do - this is pretty huge for a musician of his caliber/fame