UPDATED: Paul's Donated Signed Hofner Bass Raises £40,000 For Charity

28 June 2012

UPDATED: Friday 29th June:

Paul's Hofner bass was auctioned for £40,000 at today's annual O2 Silver Clef Event.

£250,000 was raised for Nordoff Robbins at the auction.

ORIGINAL STORY: Tuesday 19th June

Paul has been a long-time supporter of the Nordoff Robbins charity and this year is generously donating an exclusive signed Hofner bass violin guitar to auction and raise money for the life changing music therapy charity.

Whilst performing with The Beatles, the Hofner bass became Paul's signature instrument. This exceptionally rare piece of music memorabilia is a unique piece and has been generously donated by Paul for auction at the charity's annual Silver Clef Awards, the aim being to raise vital funds for their work transforming the lives of vulnerable children and adults through music.

Paul said, 'I am delighted to have signed and donated this very special left-handed Hofner bass in order to raise funds for Nordoff Robbins. The work they do with music therapy transforms the lives of vulnerable children and adults across the UK, and I hope the sale of this guitar raises lots of money! Rock on!'

The Guitar will be auctioned at the annual O2 Silver Clef Event that raises money for Nordoff Robbins at the Hilton, Park Lane, on June 29th. To bid for the one-off McCartney signed guitar, you can do so by phone or in person. For more derails please visit www.nordoff-robbins.org.uk

Fans can also checkout a collection of photos of Paul playing the Hofner