Unfortunately we do not have certificates of authenticity for the guitar and bass strings donated by the artists – most times it would be impossible to attempt to do so, as often the strings are pulled off the guitar that was played that very night, and handed to us by the guitar tech or the artist themselves. It would be difficult to impossible to ask the artists to sign certificates for each string – we get anywhere from 6 strings to an entire box! Each bracelet would need to come with its own certificate so that would mean asking Billy Talent for example, for 80 such certificates. Just not doable.
So how do you know what you are getting is the real deal?
Country artist Aaron Pritchett is active on Twitter, and when asked by a fan (via Twitter) if the bracelet pictured was indeed from his strings, “did he really donate them?” he gladly gave a response back confirming it. Aaron and his manager Kim routinely send us his strings by mail a few times a year.
Sam Roberts Band and The Trews donate their strings every few years – and have featured our past auctions on their websites which confirms the band is indeed supporting our efforts.
Other artists, like Papa Roach’s guitarist Jerry Horton and Five Finger Death Punch‘s Chris Kael, Dallas Smith and Eric Bass (Shinedown) have not only agreed to donate the strings via public tweets, but have reposted our photos of bracelets to let their own fans know the items are available for auction or purchase. The modern day confirmation of authenticity is social media in the public forum. Please feel free to contact us with any questions. And thanks for your support