According to KissNews.de, an Ace Frehley-painted guitar sold for $7,500 at the Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute auction in which 50 Dean ML electric guitars painted or otherwise customized by a variety of music, entertainment, and fine art celebrities were sold to benefit the Little Kids Rock project. Other participating celebs included METALLICA's James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett, whose guitars raised $4,500 and $7,500, respectively, Joe Satriani ($2,500), Billy Gibbons ($2,500), Marilyn Manson ($6,250), Tom Morello ($1,800), Otep ($1,700), Zakk Wylde ($6,250), and, Hank Williams III ($2,000).
The eBay item description for the Ace Frehley guitar reads as follows: "Ace Frehley, former guitarist for KISS, is recognized as the single most influential musician to inspire the career of Dimebag Darrell Abbott. Ace was definitely one of the first guitar heroes and was a major influence to many of the other musicians in this exhibit. This extremely valuable addition to the collection features a highly psychedelic, fractalized space theme that has a great photo of Dime and Ace integrated into the spiraling design. The design was created by Ace and then printed on thick photo paper that was template cut to the shape of the guitar and applied to the body. The backside of the guitar includes a heartfelt note and an actual print of the photo that Ace integrated into the front side design, as well as it is signed by the Spaceman himself in silver paint pen. One May 3 the hardware was applied, electronics installed and the lot photos were updated. This is a one-of-a-kind full playable and displayable Instrument of Art. Complete with electronics, pick-ups, strings and hardware installed at Dean USA. It is hand-painted or otherwise decorated by the artist whose name is associated with the guitar."
The Six-String Masterpieces project was produced and curated by Curse Mackey.
The Little Kids Rock project makes free music instruments and instruction available to public school students.
Six-String Masterpieces: The Dimebag Darrell Art Tribute auction results are currently available on eBay.com.