Musician Care

For: Jim Sullivan
Organizer: Eli
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The Story

Jim has been a musician for over 40 years, playing benifits for those who are less fortunate and helping those who are in need. Jim is also a luthier and master craftsman of handmade acoustic guitars.

Jim has a lovely family that is having a difficult time trying to deal with all the medical cost and at the same time keeping a roof over their heads. Throught out Jim's life he has always been on the helping side of the helping hands, and now Jim and his family need help. With medical cost reaching 200,000.00 dollars, plus continued care at over 1,200.00 dollars per month and then living expences on top of that, Jim and his family need your help. Please help this man who has always been there when others needed help.

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on January 5, 2015

Posted on January 5, 2015

Just wanted to say that Jim & Soro are hanging in there.  Soro is working as much as she can get but nevertheless their funds have sunk to an all-time low. As things stand now, Jim can no longer purchase the supplements that his body needs.

In order to raise funds for himself and his family, Jim has obtained the help of Carter Vintage Guitars in Nashville to sell Jim's last Guitar. You can visit their website and see Jim's Guitar here:

If you know someone who might be interested in buying Jim's Guitar, then please share the link above.  Thanks Folks

Posted on August 16, 2014

Posted on August 16, 2014

Hi Folks,

We're making this update to let everybody what's going on with Jim and Sullivan Guitars these days. As some of you may or may not know, in September last year Jim was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer. Jim is now 4½ weeks into a regiment of chemo and radiation treatments and is doing well considering all that has happened in the last 6 months. Jim's first surgery was on Sept 24, 2013 and was not covered by any insurance. Although Jim and his wife Soro have worked very hard at negotiating $180,000 down to around 40 or 50 thousand. Jim still needs about $7,000 worth of dental work not to mention ongoing living expenses. Jim was down in Nashville last week after chemo and radiation playing and contributing to a fellow musician in need at a benefit, which is something that he has never refused to do when asked. Please pass this information on to anyone you think might be incline to give.

Jim's diagnosis of Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), is the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Friends & family are fund-raising to help Jim and his family survive the cost of medical treatment.  For those that would like to follow Jim's progress, you can do so at:

Jim is having a VERY hard time focusing on healing because he and his family are quickly running out of money. Jim understands that donations alone will not help his family during these difficult times. He needs to sell a very fine guitar he built. Bear in mind that Jim is not building guitars anymore because of his health and this one may be the last one he ever builds. You can view the guitar at:

This guitar is very honed in as it was Jim's personal guitar for about 7 years. This guitar kicks butt acoustically as well as plugged in. It is very gently used and is in excellent shape and is priced at about half the normal price. Retail asking price on this guitar new would be $10,500.00 but Jim is willing to part with this work of art for only $6,500.00. This is a once in a life time offer on a beautiful guitar that has all the bells and whistles. The funds from the sale of this guitar are needed to pay for cancer treatments. If you know of anyone that is looking for a very fine guitar please let them know about Jim Sullivan.

About this Guitar

SMSA-E - 0007: The hipshot tuner on the low E string, and the ebony buttons in the photos, have been removed. The buttons have been replaced with the original Schaller gold buttons. This SMSA-E features a western red cedar top w/ Australian blackwood back and sides, 7pc laminated neck W/ purple heart center strips. Cocobolo binding, end wedge, heel cap and headstock laminate. Mitered purflings. Back center strip. Spalted maple rossette w/ abalone center. Abalone top purfling. Custom abalone fretboard markers. RMC electronics. Gold Schaller mini tuners.

You can watch The Joys of playing a Jim Sullivan Guitar at:

One of Jim's clients recently wrote this to Jim:


Just wanted to let you know. I took my guitar to a benefit for a local music education org. I belong to. People were blown away by my Sullivan guitar. These were guitarists. I could barely pry it out of the hands of one of the guys I lent it to. Awesome.

David Katz

Any and all donations are greatly appreciated no matter how large or small. Every little bit helps. Jim wants to thank everybody in advance for their prayers and thoughtfulness.

Posted on January 8, 2014

Posted on January 8, 2014

Jim had an MRI on Monday Jan 6th, which revealed that the brain tumor has returned. I wanted to take this time to remind folks that there is still an insurmountable debt hanging over Jim and his family for his first surgery and hospital stay. Jim and his wife Soro have spent countless hours filling out paper work and applying for help to reduce the amount of this debt to a realistic and payable amount. Although they have reduced the debt by nearly 70 thousand dollars, there is still at least that much more to go. Jim has expressed to me that he does not want to leave this debt for his family to pay after he is gone. I know this part of the ordeal has caused Jim extensive stress and many sleepless nights. This stress is NOT conducive to his healing process and really weights heavily on him. Therefore, I'm asking once again to please help Jim and his family with this debt so that he might be able to put more of his focus and energy into what we all want for him, which is HEALING. In closing I would like to thank everyone for their support. It means the world to Jim and his family. I would also like to include a link to a song by Jim, that in my opinion, best describes his attitude about his battle with brain cancer.

Jim Singing

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