Man Auctions Guitar to Pay for Niece's Funeral; Musicians Launch GoFundMe To Pay For It Instead

September 11, 2019
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If you were ever feeling cynical over humanity, perhaps this story could change your mind.

Jeremy Brooks had posted the following ad to Facebook Marketplace, offering to sell his custom 7-string Kiesel guitar because of a family emergency. His five-month old neice had passed away from SIDS and needed to raise money to help his family cover funeral expenses.

“Hello fellow musicians, I am selling this bad boy today. I bought him at NAMM and he has served me very well. Clean tone, and everything I’ve ever wanted in a 7 string guitar. Asking price is $2000. Original price for this custom guitar is over $3469. Proceeds are going towards my niece’s funeral who passed away.”

But rather than just purchase the guitar, many anonymous online donated to a GoFundMe page offering to pay for the funeral itself, allowing Jeremy to keep his guitar. As of now, over $3,000 has been raised to cover funeral expenses.

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