According to the recently made press release description of ‘Heritage Auctions,’ Metallica guitarist and co-founder Kirk Hammett’s legendary ‘ESP 400 Series’ guitar that was used in the Metallica’s ‘One’ music video sold on auction.
As you might already know, ‘One’ was the first-ever video of the legendary Metallia has ever made after they released three different studio albums in five years. While the band was already crazy popular in the world for many years, they did not want to shoot any video to promote their new albums.
However, after releasing ‘…And Justice For All’ in 1988, they decided to promote the album via a black & white video clip which was directed by Bill Pope and Michael Solomon. The video clip was debuted on MTV on January 20, 1989.
On a recently made auction in Heritage Auctions, Metallica guitarist’s legendary ‘ESP 400 Series Natural Solid Body Electric Guitar’ which was used on One’s video clip was sold for the price of $112.500 to an anonymous bidder.
Here is what’s written on the auction page:
“Very clean and all-original ESP Strat-style guitar. Has a 1 & 11/16th width nut on a rosewood slab neck.
“Signed on the body in silver ink by Kirk Hammett and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity, also signed by Kirk Hammett. 7.90 lbs. Original hard case included. Condition: Excellent.”
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