The guitar utilized by Kirk Hammett within the video for Metallica‘s traditional single ‘One’ has gone up for public sale.
The ESP 400 sequence instrument, which is claimed to be in “wonderful” situation, is now obtainable to bid on by way of Heritage Auctions for a restricted interval. Its present bid worth is $26,000 (£18,900).
Hammett’s signature seems in silver ink on the backside of the pure strong physique, with the guitar additionally coming with a signed certificates of authenticity and authentic arduous case. You’ll be able to try the preview picture beneath.
An official description reads: “Very clear and all-original ESP Strat-style guitar. Has a 1 & 11/sixteenth width nut on a rosewood slab neck. Signed on the physique in silver ink by Kirk Hammett and accompanied by a Certificates of Authenticity, additionally signed by Kirk Hammett. 7.90 lbs. Unique arduous case included. Situation: Glorious.”
The ONE, the one, Kirk Hammett’s “One” guitar!
Kirk Hammett’s ESP 400 Collection Pure Stable Physique Electrical Guitar – Used within the Metallica ‘One’ Music Video
— Heritage Auctions (@HeritageAuction) April 1, 2021
Metallica’s video for ‘One’ got here out again in 1989, and was the primary official video the band ever made. The only options on the group’s fourth studio album ‘…And Justice for All’, launched in 1988.
“Shot in black and white and splicing footage and audio from the 1971 movie Johnny Obtained His Gun, the ‘One’ video was a staple on MTV,” Heritage’s itemizing continues. “Nevertheless it wasn’t only a Headbanger’s Ball staple – it was on MTV throughout the daytime in between movies from U2, Debbie Gibson, and Bon Jovi.
“It was an intense proclamation that confirmed Metallica was going to be a band to reckon with within the mainstream within the years to come back.”
In the meantime, a collaboration between Metallica and Elton John appears to be on the horizon. John revealed final month that he’s “accomplished one thing” with the band, though additional particulars on the undertaking will not be but recognized.