Local scores rare guitar to help stranger
AIRLIE Beach resident Ben Evans doesn’t know Dave Andersen, a local yachtie who was severely burnt in a boat fire and is currently fighting for his life in Brisbane.
Mr Evans was just so moved by the community support Mr Andersen and his family received that he had to jump on board too.
At Airlie Fight Night’s recent auction for a fundraiser in Mr Anderson’s name, What a Difference a Dave Makes, musician Pete Bek put forward a special edition Guild Crossroads from 1987.
Only 24 had been made and Pete owned number four.
Mr Evans was eager to bid that night and when he saw the guitar, he knew he had his name on it.
“My brother in Sydney collects guitars so it all turned out perfectly,” he said.
The guitar went for $1500.
TOUCHING MOMENT: Dave’s children Alex and Daniel Andersen, musician Pete Bek with Cannonvale resident Ben Evans and his limited-edition guitar. Photo: Charlotte Lam