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Perfect Pink Party and rare guitar to help Hurricane Irma evacuees

The Perfect Pink Party will feature the auction of a rare handmade Nancy B guitar. (WPEC)

The Susan G. Komen Foundation is hosting a gala to help make sure Hurricane Irma evacuees from Puerto Rico get the health care they need.

The foundation is hosting the Perfect Pink Party where a rare handmade hot-pink guitar will be auctioned off.

Nancy Brinker, the founder of the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Perfect Pink honorary chair Laurie Silvers spoke to CBS12 this morning about the mission to end breast cancer.

The gala will be on the Grand Celebration cruise ship.

Through the Promise Fund, the foundation is partnering with the Community's Foundation of Martin and Palm Beach Counties to raise $5 million to fund Community Navigators and fund support services for the women coming to our area from Puerto Rico.

"This is a need in our community, it's not going to go away," said Brinker. 75 percent of the money raised here stays here.

The event is Saturday, Jan. 20. You can visit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation website for information on the event.

ABOUT THE GUITAR

The "Nancy B" is a unique piece of instrument, designed and fully handmade of wood. Only one will be made in this color and with these specifications. The design is copyrighted by Fibenare. The color pink is for the official color of the Susan B. Komen Foundation and Race for the Cure. It's taken 8 weeks to make at the Fibenare factory in Budapest.

It's an ES 335 style semi-acoustic guitar, great for jazz, blues or rock-and-roll. It's made of Korina, which is also called the super mahogany and is one of the best and most coveted and difficult woods for instrument makers. (Some of Gibson's best guitars were made of Korina).

The top of the guitar is maple. The fret board is ironwood. The neck pickup is a hum-bucker hot PAF, all hand-wound. The bridge is a wraparound Fibenare.

The N is hand-cut mother-of-pearl at the 12th fret. The wood and the pickups come with a lifetime guarantee.

The case is also handmade by Fibenare.


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