Paul McCartney Martin D-28 guitar achieves $50,000 for elephant charity

A Paul McCartney signed Martin D-28 guitar has raised $50,000 for the Nature Conservancy's African Elephant Initiative in an eBay sale that closed on August 13 with a single bid.

The guitar is inscribed "This guitar saves elephants" in reference to Woody Guthrie's iconic anti-fascist slogan.

Paul guitar
Proceeds from the sale of the guitar will benefit an elephant conservation program in Africa

David Banks, managing director for the Africa Program and The Nature Conservancy, commented prior to the sale: "To have Sir Paul's support and working with Martin Guitar is a real honour.

"This calibre of collaboration will make a difference to help end the worst poaching crisis in history."

The front door to McCartney's childhood home is set to make up to £8,000 ($13,456) at Christie's Out of the Ordinary sale on September 3.

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