The Telecaster-style electric guitar featured in Brad Paisley's video for 'Waitin' on a Woman" is up for bid through Jan. 8, according to CMT. All proceeds benefit Nashville flood relief efforts, and as of Friday morning (Jan. 6), the bid is up to a total of $2,830, but there's still one day of the auction left.
The guitar has his signature paisley finish in black and gold, a maple neck and fingerboard, a B-Bender mechanism and single pickup (Esquire style). It was made especially for him by luthier Bill Crook and has been played often by Paisley in the studio, while touring, on television appearances and on the Grammys and the CMAs. It was damaged in the Nashville flood last May and then donated to the Nash2O charity auction. The auction will benefit local flood relief and emergency responders.
Paisley received his first guitar, a Sears Danelectro Silvertone, at 8-years-old from his grandfather and taught himself how to play. At age 10, he performed for the first time in public by singing in his church, and pretty soon he was performing at every Christmas party and Mother's Day event.
The ‘This Is Country Music’ singer has said, “The neat thing about a small town is that when you want to be an artist, by golly, they'll make you one."
Last month, Paisley released 'This Is Country Music' as the title track of his upcoming 2011 studio album that will be in stores April 19.
On a side note, on New Year's Day Paisley found an old guitar that is a prized family possession from the early 1900s. His great grandma traded a cow for it, and it was the first guitar in his family.