Dave Mason autographed Fender Stratocaster up for grabs | TheUnion.com

Dave Mason autographed Fender Stratocaster up for grabs

Suzanne and John Volz will donate this Fender Stratocaster, autographed by Dave Mason, right, as a fundraiser for the Center for the Arts.
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The Fender Stratocaster is an archetypal instrument with unmistakable sound and timeless design that have made it the first choice among players worldwide. Perennially stylish and versatile it has transcended its role as musical tool to become a cultural icon.

Youth arts supporters have the opportunity to win a Fender Stratocaster autographed by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Traffic co-founder Dave Mason. Proceeds from the sale of only 200 tickets will go to support youth programming at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. Cost is $20 per ticket and are available at The Center box office, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley, or Volz Bros. Automotive, 12048 Charles Drive, Grass Valley.

The instrument was donated by John and Suzanne Volz on behalf of Volz Bros. Automotive.

“We’ve been a local company for 34 years and believe in giving back to the community,” said John Volz. “This Stratocaster is from my personal collection. It’s fun to have the opportunity to meet Dave Mason and see a great show while supporting the arts in Nevada County.”

In recent years Volz has donated guitars autographed by Buddy Guy, Joan Baez, Kansas and others raising over $10,000 for local nonprofits.

“A key part of The Center’s mission is to make the arts accessible to young people in the community,” said Center Education Outreach Coordinator Pamela Roberts. “The Center supports the Performing Arts Guild’s theater program, offers arts summer camps, and provides a venue for schools and youth organizations to showcase their talents.”

The winning ticket will be drawn at The Center’s 15th Anniversary celebration to be held on Thursday, May 14 (Need not be present to win).

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