Let me know of the schedule. I have not heard back from Vince Gill, Amy Grant, or Brad Paisley yet. I have sent emails to all, but no word back. I'll try to call their management companies, and see if they can get word to them.
As far as auctioning off to purchase other guitars, I'd be in favor of that, because more guitars is better to help more veterans, than one supreme creation for a single beginner. Perhaps the guitar could raise several thousand dollars & then be used to purchase about 10-20 guitars from several different companies. There is also a company here in Franklin, TN (MIRC - http://www.mircweb.com/
) that buys damaged, seconds and discontinued guitars and refurbs them and sells them to wholesalers (that in turn sells retail) at rock bottom prices. Perhaps the owners of MIRC could be contacted to help out the cause? Let me know if I can help. Thanks.