Legendary guitarists Slash and James Hetfield of Guns N’ Roses and Metallica are selling some guitars at the Julien’s Auctions which was held on Sunday, January 30. The headline-making MusiCares Charity Relief Auction featured a marquee lineup of instruments, memorabilia, wardrobe, artwork and more offered by some of music’s most legendary pop culture icons and idols live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com.
James Hetfield and Slash’s guitar sold at a high price
It was noted that a black ESP James Hetfield signed collaboration Vulture guitar and an official Metallica black T-shirt with the caption “got riff?” accompanied with a hard-shell case and photographs of Hetfield signing the guitar were sold as well as two guitar picks ($4,000).
Epiphone Slash Les Paul Deluxe electric guitar with signature and skull and crossbones drawing by Slash accompanied by the original hard-shell case with preprinted Slash drawing were sold at $22,400, twenty-two times its original estimate of $1,000).
While, Slash’s owned and signed hand-drawn with skull and crossbones drawing wool black top hat with Slash’s sterling silver ring of a skull wearing a top hat with guns and roses details were sold for $11,520.
Seven custom-made ensembles worn by the biggest band in the world the 21st century pop icons BTS — during their historic first solo Grammy Awards performance of their smash hit song “Dynamite” filmed from Seoul, South Korea at the 63rd annual ceremony that aired on March 14, 2021 stole the show. The seven superstars RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook’s custom-made white, orange and black suits was the top selling lot and sold for a staggering amount of $160,000, five times its original estimate of $30,000.
Two other BTS items that appeared were an Epiphone brand 56 Les Paul Pro ebony electric guitar signed by all seven BTS members, which was sold for an astounding $64,000, sixteen times its original estimate of $4,000 and three unique rings worn by j-hope, consisting of a twisted double band in gold color ($6,400), a triple green gem single band sterling silver ring ($11,520), and a spiral gold colored sterling silver ring ($6,400). All four BTS lots sold for a total of $248,320.