Music enthusiasts who have dreamt of dressing up like Slash, or playing the infamous ‘Sweet Child o’Mine’ riff on a genuine Slash Les Paul, may now be able to do so.
According to Reuters, the ex ‘Guns N’ Roses’ guitarist and current ‘Velvet Revolver’ axeman is selling off some of his prize possessions, after undertaking a home contents clearance.
Slash’s recent house move has given the guitarist a fantastic excuse to open his storage closet to fans, and the majority of money made from the auction will go to charity.
Some of the possessions up for auction include an acoustic guitar used to record the Guns N’ Roses ballad, ‘Patience’; two signature top hats; and a 1966 Corvette Stingray – which is estimated to sell for $90,000 to $100,000.
“I know that somebody would love to have that car because muscle cars are very, very popular,” Slash told Reuters.
One of the perils of being a famous rockstar is ending up with a lot of clutter. Of about 100 guitars, Slash will sell 14 of them at auction. A variety of jackets, T-shirts and jewellery – complete with his unique skull motif – will also go on sale.
“I have a bad habit of collecting stuff that I don’t necessarily use,” he added.
Auctioneer Darren Julien said he expected the majority of the items up for sale to be bought from overseas punters, particularly in Japan and other Asian markets, where Guns N’ Roses are still revered.