Slash To Sell Off Cars, Guitars and More
Guitars include a custom Stravinski Fender Stratocaster estimated at $3,000-5,000; a B.C. Rich Red Mockingbird guitar estimated at $2,000-4,000; and two versions of Slash's very own Gibson and Epiphone Slash Les Paul signature model guitars in Tobacco Sunburst estimated at $4,000-6,000.
Aside from his epic guitar licks, Slash is also known for his distinctive appearance. The auction will also include plenty of leather such as a stage-worn Chrome Hearts leather top hat ($1,000-2,000); custom Marc Vachon leather motorcycle jackets, including one decorated in a Velvet Revolver "Libertad" theme ($1,000-2,000), and performance worn t-shirts from all phases of Slash's life and career. Combining a few lots you can basically get a whole Slash costume: other lots feature a leather Chrome Hearts suit ($2,000-3,000), Ray-Ban Large Aviator sunglasses ($200-300), a custom Rockin' Couture Guns N' Roses belt ($300-500) and a custom skull and crossbones in a top-hat necklace ($600-800).
Also for sale is a wee bit of bling in the form of a diamond encrusted guitar pendant estimated at $12,000-18,000; a Slash Guns N' Roses silver cuff ($600-800); a sterling skull link necklace (Est $1,000-2,000), and a Cartier Roadstar wristwatch ($4,000-6,000).
Less rock star but still intriguing is Slash's collection of Southeast Asian furniture items, such as the carved polychrome painted and gilded armoire ($400-600). Other decor pieces include a pair of monumental red suede conversation sofas ($3,000-4,000) that can be paired with silver and black beaded skull pillows ($200-300).
Slash is also parting with items from his personal collection such as a bench from the "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest" movie set estimated at $6,000-8,000; a South Park Pinball Machine estimated at $2,500-3,500; and a 2007 Harley Davidson V-Rod VRSCAW Twin Racing Street Custom Cruiser estimated at $8,000-10,000.
The star of the show is his 1966 Corvette equipped with a big block 427 cubic inch V-8 engine with 435 horsepower, 4-speed manual transmission which could bring $90,000-$100,000. The car was the first "good car" Slash bought as his star began to ascent in the late 1980s as the popularity of Guns N'Roses took off. A portion of the proceeds from the auction benefits Los Angeles Youth Network in which Slash is very active.
Items from the sale will be up for view starting on March 7 and running through March 25 at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills with the auction scheduled for March 26th, 2011. Fans who attend the auction dressed as Slash will receive a free catalog.