The Heart Strings guitars were hand crafted by Mandy's father-in-law using timber from historical buildings that fell in the Canterbury earthquakes. Mandy had the privilege of taking the 'Heart Strings' guitars on tour around New Zealand and Australia with her talented band to raise awareness of this incredible project. Following the tour, the guitars were auctioned off at an event in Christchurch and this family project raised an incredible $111,000 for the Christchurch Arts Community. For further information go to