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All in support of United Way Elgin Middlesex

One of a kind, impossible to buy, custom built guitar by London’s own Dan Flaherty and paint by Dan Thrasher, available only through online auction. Don’t miss your chance to own this fine guitar!

United Way’s signature #UNIGNORABLE paint makes this guitar an item that can’t be missed.

Custom made for the 2019 United Way Campaign. All dollars raised are invested in strategic leadership, community-building initiatives and programs and services at local agencies.

Be a rock star and improve lives locally!




  • Solid poplar body
  • Maple neck with 22-fret rosewood fretboard and rosewood “skunk stripe”
  • One-of-a-kind United Way #UNIGNORABLE colour (see images, it’s incredible!)
  • Alnico 5 pickups (black cover on neck pickup)
  • Grover Rotomatic tuners (black)
  • Master volume and master tone (250 CTS pots), Oak Grigsby three-way selector switch, Sprague Orange Drop 0.047uf capacitor, steel domed control knobs (black)
  • Traditional three-saddle bridge (black)
  • Reverse control plate (black)
  • Vintage-style push-back cloth wiring
  • Strap locks (black)
  • White pearloid pickguard



About the Maker

Dan Flaherty modified his first guitar, his younger brother’s Univox Stratocaster, in the mid-80s. A born tinkerer, Dan has been tweaking and building one-of-a-kind guitars ever since. But when Dan and a United Way staffer had an off-the-cuff conversation two years ago about how great United Way’s new custom colour #UNIGNORABLE would look on a guitar, no one thought it would become a reality.

“This guitar was built for a purpose,” shared Dan. “Its colour commands your attention and was conceived to be #UNIGNORABLE from the very beginning.”

The #UNIGNORABLE colour is part of the United Way’s effort to highlight local issues as they work to support people across the Elgin and Middlesex region, while sharing empowering and inspiring stories of overcoming obstacles and bringing hope to local people.

Dan worked with his friend Dan Thrasher of Red Maple Guitars, to make this one of a kind wonder a reality.

Both Dans are members of the Southwestern Ontario Luthiers Guild, a group of local and regional stringed instrument makers. Dan Flaherty is currently its secretary, while Dan Thrasher is the group’s president.



Where to preview it!

November 5

Winks Eatery – Rock and Roll Bingo

551 Richmond St, #12, London

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.


November 7

One London Place – ScotiaBank StairClimb for United Way

255 Queens Ave, London

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.


November 21

Railway City Brewery

130 Edward St, St. Thomas

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



About United Way Elgin Middlesex

United Way is a movement of people working to ensure that every person in every community across our region has the opportunity to reach their full potential. As the largest non-government funder of social services in Elgin and Middlesex counties, we tackle #UNIGNORABLE issues linked to poverty and social exclusion through strategic leadership, advocacy and investments at 54 partner agencies proven to get results. Donations stay 100% local, always.


Lot Details
As is
Tested - item working
Lot Pickup Recommendation: 1 person recommended for pickup
Lot Location: Lot is located on main floor
Pickup Window: A - Monday November 25, 2019 09:00 am - 10:00 am
(Eastern Time)
Auction House 14088
State/Province Ontario
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