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Ed Sheeran guitar is musical star of exclusive charity raffle

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A unique slice of Ed Sheeran musical memorabilia could be yours – for a fiver.

The singer-songwriter has donated a prototype guitar for a charity raffle to help learning disabled and neurodivergent pupils at a school in his hometown of Framlingham.

Ed has also pledged to customise the guitar for the winner, with an autograph or hand-written song lyrics.

The guitar is the latest in a collaboration between renowned guitar maker George Lowden and the musician.

It has been handmade by Lowden, who has been Ed Sheeran’s guitar maker for the past six years.

Ed said: “This is the prototype of the new = (equals) guitar by Sheeran Guitars by Lowden. It is one of one – there is not another like this.

Ed Sheeran.
Ed Sheeran.

“This is the guitar that gets sent to me to check that all the other guitars are alright; it says prototype in it. To win this, it’s a £5 raffle, which goes to charity. It’s going to build a music centre at a primary school near me, which I’m really excited about.

“If you win it, you can have it personalised. I can write some lyrics on it, I’ll do whatever you want. Runners up will get a signed Ipswich shirt by me. Good luck and merry Christmas.”

The = (equals) guitar celebrates Ed’s latest number one album of the same name. The final versions of the publicly available = (equals) Edition guitar will be limited to just 3,000 worldwide.

In addition, Ed has also donated three signed Ipswich Town Football Club 2021/22 home football shirts featuring the Ed Sheeran ‘TOUR’ logo for three runners-up.

The money raised by the raffle will go towards a music pod and disabled access facilities at Sir Robert Hitcham’s CEVAP School and distributed by GeeWizz to other projects in Suffolk.

The school is without a music room for all its pupils and is in need of extra facilities for its learning disabled and neurodivergent students.

Gina Long MBE, founder of GeeWizz, said: “We are so incredibly grateful to Ed for this wonderful donation.

“It is a true reflection of his generosity towards his community.

The raffle is open until December 19. Tickets are £5 each and are available at www.geewizzcharity.com/edguitarraffle

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