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Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton & More Celebrate VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 20th Anniversary With Custom Gibson Guitars: Exclusive

From left to right - Musician - Chris Stapleton; Artist - Jimmy Stewart Jr. Musician. Musician - Miley Crus; Artist - Sage Vaughn. Musician Robby Krieger; Artist - Dabs Myla
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From left to right - Musician - Chris Stapleton; Artist - Jimmy Stewart Jr. Musician. Musician - Miley Crus; Artist - Sage Vaughn. Musician Robby Krieger; Artist - Dabs Myla

The project pairs musicians with visual artists to create one-of-a-kind Les Pauls that will be auctioned later this year.

Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Mark Ronson and more are helping celebrate the VH1 Save the Music Foundation's 20th anniversary with custom Gibson guitars to raise awareness and funds for music education. 

The project in partnership with the Gibson Foundation recruited 20 musicians and 20 visual artists to create axes that are as much art pieces as musical instruments. Each Les Paul will be auctioned through Julien's Auctions in October with all proceeds benefiting VH1 Save The Music Foundation in its mission to expand public access to music education for children. 

Other musicians involved include Shawn Mendes, Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Wyclef Jean, Gary Clark, Jr., Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Patti Smith and Nile Rodgers, among others. The project's artists include D*Face, Dabs Myla, ThankYouX, LolaBlu, Fleetwood Covington and more. See a full list of participants below. 

"It's incredibly important to keep music in the schools as well as all the arts," said Perry in a statement. "Kids need to be exposed to music as early as possible. As in all the arts it creates an outlet for their creativity. Having Music in school helped me find my calling."

"For VH1 Save The Music's 20th Anniversary, we created a project with Gibson that celebrates the impact we've had in over 2,000 schools since 1997, combining music, creativity and the power of those to change children's lives," added Henry Donahue, executive director of VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "We've brought together twenty inspiring musical artists with twenty innovative visual artists to create twenty unique Gibson Les Pauls. We're incredibly grateful to the musicians, artists, and Gibson artisans who've collaborated to make these works of art."

Participating musicians include:

Billy Duffy
Corey Taylor
Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi
Gary Clark, Jr.
J. Balvin
Jim James
Joe Perry
Juanes
Mark Ronson
Miley Cyrus
Nile Rodgers
Patti Smith
Rich Robinson
Rick Nielsen
Robby Krieger
Robert Longo
Shawn Mendes
Slash
The Roots
Vivian Campbell
Warren Haynes
Wayne Kramer 
Wyclef Jean 
Chris Stapleton

Visual artists participating include:

Robert Longo
D*Face
Domingo Zapata
Richard P. Clark
Jimmy Stewart, Jr.
Kip Omolade
Paul Jackson
Liz Tran
Pixote
Marc Zuazua
Sabrina Yanguas
Milk Man 
Sage Vaughn
ThankYouX
ASVP
Dabs Myla 
Domingo Zapata
Lola Blu
Fleetwood Covington
Hudson Marquez
Tiffanie Anderson
Sean Vranizan