A guitar used by longtime Ernie Ball artist Slash to write many early Guns N’ Roses songs has recently been pulled from storage, and is shortly going to be put up for auction.

Prior to the formation of the classic Guns N’ Roses lineup, Slash was a member of the band Hollywood Rose, along with Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin. During this time, Slash was writing many of the songs that would eventually appear on Appetite For Destruction. The guitar he employed to do this, a 1984 B.C. Rich Warlock, was also used on the original Guns N’ Roses demo, as well as the Live Like A Suicide EP that was released in 1986.

When Slash stopped playing the guitar in early 1987, it was put into storage by Jason Solon, his guitar tech at the time. Its whereabouts were unknown until very recently, and it is now a part of the Julien’s Auctions collection “Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll 2016” auction which will take place on November 4. Bidding for the guitar will open at $30k, and is expected to ultimately sell for up to $80k. That’s a pretty small price to pay for the guitar responsible for the creation of such iconic songs as “Welcome to the Jungle” and “Sweet Child O’ Mine.”

Slash Plays Ernie Ball Guitar Strings


Slash plays Ernie Ball Power Slinky nickel wound guitar strings. Do you? Try a set.

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