March 26, 2013 12:58

Coldplay's Chris Martin puts tour guitar up for auction to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy

Singer continues his charity crusade

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Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is auctioning off the guitar he played on the band's 2012 world tour to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The singer has put his "one-of-a-kind" instrument up for sale on fundraising website Charitybuzz.com and it is expected to pull in around £9,375 ($15,000).

A statement posted on the site reads:

Collect a one-of-a-kind guitar played by Chris Martin during Coldplay's Mx 2012 tour. The guitar was set up and modified specifically for, and used by, Chris Martin to play God Put A Smile On Your Face on tour. The guitar tech had to put the guitar back together after each show, making this guitar completely unique.

Proceeds from the sale will go to the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, which help those caught up in the disaster last year. Martin also joined a host of rock legends for a special benefit gig at New York's Madison Square Garden last year for victims of the hurricane which battered America's east coast last October.

Coldplay recently teamed up with Oxfam to make a new crowd-sourced video for an acoustic version of their track 'In My Place' that will form part of a campaign to combat land grabs.

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