The MNN Guitar Project
Music News Nashville owner Dan Harr was diagnosed with
advanced stage 3 cancer. He underwent chemo, radiation and
multiple surgeries. During the time he was sick and
unable to work, several organizations stepped forward to assist him
with medical bills, rent and personal finances. Without their
help, Dan would likely be homeless. Their assistance helped
relieve the stress of his sickness and allowed him to concentrate on
After healing, Dan worked to find a way to give back to those who
helped him in his time of need. The result is the Guitar
Project, where he obtains top of the line instruments from
sponsoring companies. The guitars are then hand-painted with
a musician's image and signed by the musician.
enlisted the help of his friend, Neal Hamilton. Neal is the
former resident photographer and artist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and
Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Neal paints the guitars in his
unique style. Neal's work is sought after by collectors of
music art. During the guitar project, Carlos Santana liked the
guitar created with his image so much that he purchased a copy for
his own collection.
you would like to get involved in the project, contact Dan and let
him know how you would like to participate. We are always
seeking donated guitars.
Also, if you represent a charity that you would like to receive
one of our project guitars, please drop us a line and introduce
We have a project underway with Peter
Frampton and are going to be working with Jeff Gordon and Dale
Earnhardt Jr. of NASCAR.
Thanks for visiting the MNN Guitar Project
and we hope you can find a way to help out, either with our
project or with the charities directly. Visit the
Charities page for more information.
To find out how to donate to the MNN Guitar
Project to help keep us operating, or to provide instruments or
get involved as an artist, please