Buy a Signed Guitar, Benefit the LGBTQ+ Community

The Ally Coalition will be selling guitars autographed by Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Carly Rae Jepsen, Dev Hynes, and many more artists to support two organizations that serve Black and Brown LGBTQ+ youth: The LGBTQ Freedom Fund and The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

The Ally Coalition is a nonprofit created by FUN. (Jack Antonoff, Nate Ruess, and Andrew Dost) and Rachel Antonoff. For the past six years, the group's annual Talent Show has attracted performers from across the pop, country, and indie worlds, including Lorde, Vampire Weekend, Dixie Chicks, and Regina Spektor. Over the years, these artists and more have all signed guitars at the Talent Show. Because benefit concerts can't be held right now, The Ally Coalition has instead decided to sell autographed guitars on Reverb in order to raise funds.

"Talent Show is my favorite night of the year. If you've been, you know how special this night is. We are so grateful to the amazing artists who have both played Talent Show and signed our guitars, ensuring that we can raise money for LGBTQ organizations serving Black and Brown youth in moments like these, when we cannot gather together in person," says Antonoff.

The Ally Coalition Official Reverb Shop is live now and includes Antonoff's 2012 John Lennon Epiphone EJ-160E, along with a number of Gibson Les Pauls autographed by a wide assortment of artists:

  • A 2011 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe signed by Kacey Musgraves, Lorde, and Antonoff, as well as Matt Berninger, Aaron Dessner, and Bryce Dessner of The National.
  • A 2018 Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar signed by Dixie Chicks, Jason Isbell, Dev Hynes of Blood Orange, Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend, Carly Rae Jepsen, Antonoff, and FUN.'s Andrew Dost.
  • A 2019 Gibson Les Paul Studio signed by Lana Del Rey, Mitski, Regina Spektor, Rostam, Hayley Kiyoko, Antonoff, and Dost.

In addition to these musical artists, comedian Bob Saget is also contributing a signed 2014 Taylor 114e Rosewood Grand Auditorium.

“Proceeds from this Reverb Shop will directly benefit two incredible organizations to support their essential work in their communities. And the guitars are just beautiful," Antonoff says.

Looking back on their Talent Show performance, The Dixie Chicks say: "We were so thrilled to play The Ally Coalition’s Talent Show in December. Their work supporting marginalized LGBTQ youth is vital, and now even more relevant, given the impact of systemic racism and the disproportionate impact of COVID 19 on centers that provide these kids with counseling, housing, and other essential services. We’re so happy to see the guitar we signed being used to support TAC and their partners in a time of critical need."

Since its founding, The Ally Coalition has used the platforms of prominent musicians and artists to organize and participate in campaigns toward LGBTQ+ equality and fund nonprofit youth organizations. The LGBTQ Freedom Fund secures the release of low-income people held in jail or immigration simply because they can’t afford bail, with a focus on LGBTQ individuals. The Marsha P. Johnson Institute protects and defends the human rights of Black transgender people.

Check out The Ally Coalition Official Reverb Shop now.

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