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The Pinkburst Project Auction Details Now Available Online

One-of-a-Kind Collection of Custom Guitars and Amps To Benefit Research for Uveitis, the Leading Cause of Blindness in American Girls

Benefit Concert Friday, April 29 at Best Buy Theater in Times Square Featuring Twisted Sister

Auction Noon on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Skinner Auctioneers in Boston, Massachusetts

31 March 2011, Boston Mass. As The Pinkburst Project rolls into its final month, information on how you can own one or more of these custom guitars and amplifiers is now available on the Skinner Auctioneers website.

All custom guitars and amps in The Pinkburst Project collection will be offered for sale at auction during the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction 12 noon EDT on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Detailed information on how to place your bid regardless of where you are in the world is available on the Skinner website. Bids can be placed by phone, by absentee bid, online or in person at the auction house itself.

Auction previews will take place at Skinner Auctioneers at their Boston location at 63 Park Plaza. The preview dates and times (EDT) will take place as follows:

April 29, 2011,12 noon – 7pm

April 30, 2011,10:30am – 5pm

May 1, 2011, 9am-10:30 am

The auction will take place Sunday, May 1 at 12 noon EDT.

The Pinkburst Project is a collection of custom made guitars and amplifiers that have been built to both create awareness for Uveitis, an inflammatory eye disease that is the leading cause of blindness among American girls and to raise funds for The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation for research, education and support for those affected by Uveitis and other inflammatory eye diseases.

A benefit concert, “The Pinkburst Project. An Evening with Twisted Sister benefiting the Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation” will take place on Friday, April 29 at the Best Buy Theater in Times Square. Tickets are $45 via online, Charge by Phone 800.745.3000, and at the Best Buy Theater box office (no service charge) located at 1515 Broadway at W. 44th Street, Monday through Saturday, 12 noon to 6 pm. Special guest performance from Antigone Rising will open the evening.

THE GUITARS

One-of-a-kind custom models created specifically for The Pinkburst Project: Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Paul Reed Smith, Roukangas and Martin.

THE AMPS

One-of-a-kind custom built models from Fender, Marshall, Vox, Mesa, Orange, Hartke and Diamond.

Because no guitar and amp collection is complete without the accessories, TKL made custom guitar cases, Red Monkey made custom Straps, IN Tune made custom picks.

THE AUCTION

Skinner, Inc., will present the instruments, amplifiers, and accessories of the Pinkburst Project at the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction at noon on Sunday, May 1, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Skinner is pleased to collaborate with Jay Jay French and Dr. Stephen Foster to support The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation by offering a unique venue for the presentation and sale of this one-of-a-kind collection of guitars, amplifiers, and accessories.

ABOUT THE PINKBURST PROJECT

The Pinkburst Project Founded by Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French, the Pinkburst Project is a collection of custom Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Epiphone, Paul Reed Smith, Roukangas and Martin guitars and custom Fender, Marshall, Vox, Mesa, Orange, Hartke and Diamond amplifiers built to raise awareness and fund ongoing research, education and support for The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation. The collection will be offered for sale through Skinner Auctioneers Fine Musical Instruments Department on Sunday, May 1, 2011.

ABOUT THE OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY AND UVEITIS FOUNDATION

The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation is a 501c(3) national non- profit organization dedicated to finding cures for ocular inflammatory diseases, erasing the worldwide deficit of properly trained ocular immunologists, and providing education and emotional support for those patients afflicted with ocular inflammatory disease.www.uveitis.org

ABOUT SKINNER AUCTIONEERS

Skinner, Inc., a leader in the sale of fine and antique musical instruments at auction, With galleries in Boston and Marlborough, Mass., Skinner is a leading full-service auctioneer and appraiser of antiques and fine art.

David Bonsey, Director of the Fine Musical Instrument department for Skinner oversees the growing demand for Skinner’s auction and appraisal services within the professional musician community. David came to Skinner in 1999 bringing a varied background of experience and two decades in the musical instrument market with him. As a violinmaker and a guitarist, he is well versed in every aspect of this market and is widely known among professional musicians. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in guitar from the Berklee College of Music, and private study in violin making in Cremona, Italy. He is a member of the Violin Society of America and serves as auctioneer for the VSA Scholarship Fund Auction. He is a member of the American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers and a committed participant in the annual Professional Violin Maker’s Workshop at Oberlin College.

For further information, please contact:

For The Pinkburst Project: Janie Hoffman, 310.739.1445, jhoffman@planetatp.com

For The Ocular Immunology and Uveitis Foundation: Alison H. Justus, 617.494.1431 Ext.112, ajustus@mersi.com

For Skinner, Inc.: Darlene Hollywood, 781.837.2572, darlene@dhollywoodpr.com

For the Best Buy Theater: Cristina Parvu, Parvu PR, 917-310-8582. parvupr@gmail.com

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