News: Gibson Guitars Partners With Volkl Skis To Benefit High Fives Foundation

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(Truckee, Calif.) – A one of a kind handmade Gibson Classic Custom Les Paul guitar has been produced and painted with the top sheet graphic of the 2013 Volkl Shiro ski by the artisans at Gibson Guitar in Nashville, TN. This unique guitar will be sold via an eBay auction, which began today, February 14, 2013 at 12:01am (PST) and ends on February 24, 2013 at 12:01am (PST) with proceeds benefitting the High Fives Foundation.

In conjunction with its shift to more “rocker” skis within its line, Volkl has once again partnered with Gibson Guitars and is again offering up a custom Les Paul guitar.

Bidding on the guitar (valued at $7,500) opened on February 14, 2013 at 12:01am (PST). For a chance at winning the guitar and supporting the High Fives Foundation, point your browser to The auction will close on the night of the Squaw Valley Prom (Sunday, February 24) at 12:01 Supporters will have the option to “Buy it NOW” for $10,000.

“The collaboration with Gibson is a natural for Volkl,” said Director of Promotions Chris Adams. “Skiing and music go hand and hand – and it’s a great way to highlight our ELP ‘rocker’ technology.” Adams also said “Volkl couldn’t be more proud of the work that the High Fives Foundation is doing. We’re honored to support their work by teaming with them on this auction.”

The guitar is a Les Paul model that was manufactured at Gibson USA in Nashville, TN and highlights the graphics of Volkl’s popular ‘Shiro’ ski, a popular big mountain model featuring their ‘ELP’ rocker technology, through a one of kind custom hand-painted top sheet.

To date, the High Fives Foundation has assisted 37 athletes from 10 states in eight respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and stoke (positive energy, outlook and attitude).

Volkl Skis Athlete and independent recording artist, Matt Reardon has cut a track in conjunction with the auction. To listen to the “Can I Get a High 5” by Matt Reardon (with Jelly Bread), learn more about the High Fives Foundation and to place a bid on the Gibson Classic Custom Les Paul - Shiro guitar please visit

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