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Missing for Nearly 30 Years, Slash’s Guitar Now Put Up for Auction

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Guitarist Slash of the rock group 'Hollywood Rose' perform onstage on July 20, 1984 at Madame Wong's in West Los Angeles, California. ( Marc S Canter/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Guitarist Slash of the rock group ‘Hollywood Rose’ perform onstage on July 20, 1984, at Madame Wong’s in West Los Angeles, California. ( Marc S Canter/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

 

We were reminded how much time had passed when Axl, Duff, and Slash made their first appearance together in 23 years. They still have nothing on this guitar, which is reappearing after nearly three decades. A custom order by Slash in 1984, it actually predates Guns N’ Roses.

That said, it plays a vital role in Guns’ history, with Slash using it to help write and perform classics including “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” Slash put it in storage in 1987 and it has only reemerged now.

 

Julien’s Live gives you a chance to acquire the axe essential to Appetite for Destruction. Bidding starts at $30,000—it’s estimated to sell for between $60,000-80,000. To make your own bid, click here. In the video above, watch Slash demonstrating just what a red B.C. Rich can do. (Note: This is a Mockingbird, not a Warlock, but you get the idea.)

 

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Gun N’ Roses guitarist Slash’s signed red B.C. Rich Warlock guitar (Courtesy of Julien’s Live)