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THE GUITARS - GEORGE LUCAS
George Lucas's devotion to timeless storytelling and cutting-edge innovation has resulted in some of the most successful and beloved films of all time. His films celebrate the boundless potential of the individual to overcome any limitations -- something he firmly believes. This theme is strong in the early movies that marked the start of his professional career. It was Lucas' third film, 1977's Star Wars, that changed everything. A deceptively simple morality tale of good versus evil told across a fantastic landscape of exotic planets and bizarre creatures, Star Wars became an international phenomenon, despite the fact that few saw its potential during production. Refusing to accept the limitations of filmmaking at the time, Lucas created his own visual effects company, Industrial Light & Magic, to deliver the hundreds of shots that were required to make his vision a reality. Star Wars broke all box-office records, set new standards for sophistication in film visuals and sound, garnered eight Academy Awards, and inspired a generation of young people to follow their imagination and dreams. The success of Star Wars allowed Lucas to remain independent and continue operating in Marin County, Calif.Over the years, Lucas has received some of the entertainment industry's highest honors, including the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Visual Effects Society. He has also received the nation's highest award for technological achievement, the National Medal of Technology, presented by the President of the United States for 30 years of innovation at Industrial Light & Magic.

For more information on George Lucas
, go to lucasfilm.com.


Guitar: Gibson Les Paul / Acrylic

EXHIBIT PRIOR TO GALA
The George Lucas guitar will be publicly displayed at Aurora Colors Gallery in downtown Petaluma from late January until the Gala (February 28, 2009. Aurora Colors Gallery is located at 145 Kentucky St. For more information about this exhibit, please call Aurora Colors Gallery at (707) 762-0131.

This guitar will be auctioned on the evening of February 28, 2009 at the Phoenix Guitar Gala & Carnaval.

The auction will take place in the Phoenix and will be broadcast worldwide via the Internet while accepting bids from around the world.

ONLINE BIDDER REGISTRATION
Click here to register to bid online for the Guitar Gala on 2/28/09.



This image is a representation of the final guitar: Keys, knobs, and other hardware may vary.


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