Geddy Lee has donated one of his Signature Fender Jazz Basses to the children’s charity Lonny’s Smile for an upcoming auction to benefit Camp Oki, a free weeklong camp for children from Quebec and Ontario who suffer from heart defects.
The Rush bassist’s axe has been set up to Lee’s performance settings by his bass tech, Skully, and is also strung with a pair of “live Rush performance played” Rotosound strings. The pickguard is custom-engraved and hand-painted with the Oki logo by James Hogg, who has created the alchemy symbol pickguards on Lee’s Time Machine and Clockwork Angels tour basses.
Lee will personally autograph the bass for the winning bidder.
The live auction will take place at the Horseshoe Tavern in downtown Toronto on Thursday, June 20th. Other items up for auction include instruments from Canadian musicians Blue Rodeo, Great Big Sea, Jann Arden, Serena Ryder, and more.
For more info, visit the Lonny’s Smile website.