The MNN Guitar Project



In 2009, Music News Nashville owner Dan Harr was diagnosed with advanced stage 3 cancer.  He underwent chemo, radiation and multiple surgeries.  During the time he was sick and unable to work, several organizations stepped forward to assist him with medical bills, rent and personal finances.  Without their help, Dan would likely be homeless.  Their assistance helped relieve the stress of his sickness and allowed him to concentrate on healing.


After healing, Dan worked to find a way to give back to those who helped him in his time of need.  The result is the Guitar Project, where he obtains top of the line instruments from sponsoring companies.  The guitars are then hand-painted with a musician's image and signed by the musician.


Dan enlisted the help of his friend, Neal Hamilton.  Neal is the former resident photographer and artist at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.  Neal paints the guitars in his unique style.  Neal's work is sought after by collectors of music art. During the guitar project, Carlos Santana liked the guitar created with his image so much that he purchased a copy for his own collection.


If you would like to get involved in the project, contact Dan and let him know how you would like to participate.  We are always seeking donated guitars.  Also, if you represent a charity that you would like to receive one of our project guitars, please drop us a line and introduce yourself.


Thanks for visiting the MNN Guitar Project and we hope you can find a way to help out, either with our project or with the charities directly.  Visit the Charities page for more information.


To find out how to donate to the MNN Guitar Project to help keep us operating, or to provide instruments or get involved as an artist, please email Dan.



Copyright 2011-2012 Designed by Dan Harr

MNN Guitar Project is hosted by MNN Enterprises