Larry Carlton and 335 Records are doing their part to assist Japanese recovery efforts after the recent earthquakes and tsunami. The guitar master has announced that he will donate five Gibson Custom Larry Carlton ES-335 guitars to help Japan.
Larry and the label are sending the guitars around the world to collect signatures from “some of the biggest stars.” The axes will later be sold at auction, with all of the proceeds going to relief efforts. Also, the guitarist and label have already donated thousands of items to benefit Japanese citizens.
Currently, Mr. 335 and his band are touring Japan on their Sounds of Philadelphia Tour 2011. Carlton and Co. will be playing in Tokyo through Tuesday, April 12. Carlton also recently announced a slew of European tour dates.
Larry Carlton European tour dates:
May 11 – Blue Note Milano – Milan, Italy
May 12 – Blue Note Milano – Milan, Italy
May 13 – Matosinhos Jazz Festival – Portugal
May 14 – Scala Ludwigsburg – Ludwigsburg, Germany
May 15 – International Guitar Festival Heinsberg – Germany
May 16 – Centralstation Halle EG – Darmstadt, Germany
May 18 – Metropool, Wemenstraat – Netherlands
May 19 – North City Jazz & Blues Festival – Kosovo, Serbia