You Could Own The Guitar Slash Played At Guns ‘N Roses’ Very First Gig

by Alisha Jackson

An integral piece of Guns ‘N Roses history, which Slash has held onto for the past thirty-two years, is now under the hammer online at Julien’s Auctions.

In 1984, 18-year-old Saul Hudson, who is now better known as “Slash,” custom ordered a B.C. Rich Warlock guitar through the Hollywood Music Store in Los Angeles, California. From there, he would play the guitar at his first gig with Hollywood Rose, and more importantly, the first ever Guns ‘N Roses show at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on June 6th of 1985.

According to Julien’s Auctions, “Slash used this guitar to write and perform some of Guns N’ Roses’ most famous early recordings, including ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘Sweet Child of Mine.'” They also noted that “between 1984 and 1987, Slash performed with the guitar 18 times on stage with Guns N’ Roses, more than any other guitar he used during this period.”

The guitar is signed by Slash, and whoever wins it will also be given a signed letter of authenticity from the guitar guru. The instrument currently has one bid at its starting price of $30,000, and is expected to fetch upwards of $80,000.

To see the guitar’s auction listing, which includes photos of the instrument, Slash’s signed letter, and a photo of him playing it during Guns N’ Roses heyday, click here.


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