Kirk Hammett one of the guitar selling in the auction. This guitar also used a lot of times for Metallica music videos or concerts.
Now, he going to sell one of the favorite guitars for Heritage Auctions. This is an ESP 400 series S-Type model guitar also signed by Kirk Hammett and accompanied by a certificate. And, this guitar also used Metallica‘s One music videos was Metallica’s first, after 3 albums with no videos. It featured films from the film “Johnny Got His Gun” in 1971 and has been an MTV channel since its debut in 1989.
Heritage auction reveals that the music video played with U2, Debbie Gibson, and Bon Jovi during the day on MTV. The story of the songs and the videos is, in particular, much darker than the usual rock ballad in the late 1980s.
Here’s the full press statement for Kirk Hammett guitar selling at Heritage Auctions:
The ONE, the only, Kirk Hammett's "One" guitar!
Kirk Hammett's ESP 400 Series Natural Solid Body Electric Guitar – Used in the Metallica 'One' Music Video
— Heritage Auctions (@HeritageAuction) April 1, 2021
“Kirk Hammett’s ESP 400 Series Natural Solid Body Electric Guitar, Serial # 03879 Used in the Metallica One Music Video. Released in early 1989, Metallica’s One video was the first video the metal band ever made. Having released three albums with no promotional videos accompanying them, having a five-minute video edit of their fourth album’s third single was a major deal back then.
Shot in black and white and splicing footage and audio from the 1971 film Johnny Got His Gun, the One video was a staple on MTV. But it wasn’t just a Headbanger’s Ball staple – it was on MTV during the daytime in between videos from U2, Debbie Gibson, and Bon Jovi.
It was an intense proclamation that showed Metallica was going to be a band to reckon with in the mainstream in the years to come. 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.”
For this auction, bidding closes five days from today here, and at the time of writing the current bid is 26,000USD. You can check the auction here. Also, watch Metallica‘s “One” video below!