The White Stripes auction marimba for flood victims

Custom-made red and white instrument goes under the hammer

The White Stripes are auctioning off a custom-made red and white marimba for charity.

The instrument, which was created for their ‘Get Behind Me Satan’ tour, made its live debut at the Fundidora Amphitheater de Coca Cola in Monterrey, Mexico, on May 11, 2005.

It was used by the duo on the tour until Jack White flipped it over onstage in Osaka, Japan, in March 2006 and has been kept in its case ever since.

The marimba is being auctioned to raise funds for people who have been affected by recent flooding in the Nashville area.

Bids for the instrument can be made at Ebay.com until May 24.