While many famous musicians have auctioned their used instruments to raise money for charity, Graceland singer Paul Simon recently auctioned his time.
The Hall of Famer and 12-time Grammy winner offered a private, one-on-one guitar or song-writing lesson on CharityBuzz.com in order to raise money for The Children's Health Fund, a charity he co-founded in 1987.
There's no word on the amount of the winning bid, but the New York City-based lesson with Simon was valued at $75,000.
Other artists also participated in auctions to benefit Simon's charity. For instance, music mogul Clive Davis has agreed to listen to a demo tape consisting of three songs to the highest bidder, and Sting has auctioned a signed guitar as well as the chance to meet him at an upcoming concert in the Czech Republic.
Several celebrities, including Simon, Sting, Tom Hanks, James Taylor, Steve Martin, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Nancy Wilson and Aaron Neville, have also signed a Martin acoustic-electric guitar for the auction. It is valued at $2,500 and bidding continues until October 25.