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    Metallica - Kirk Hammett Stage-Played & Signed Ibanez RG570 Electric Guitar (Serial #F137209, 1991). Offered here is a staggering piece sure to please collectors of Metallica and all things heavy metal: a sleek black Ibanez RG570 electric guitar, played on stage by Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett in the early 1990s. The guitar has been signed and inscribed "J.B.!! / You light up my life! / KH / 2000" by Hammett in silver paint pen on the body.

    There is footage of the Metallica axeman playing the Ibanez on tour in San Diego and Chile, with the San Diego footage seen on the band's massive 1993 box set Live Shit: Binge & Purge. While Metallica has been a force to be reckoned with since their early days in the burgeoning thrash metal scene, and is still one of the biggest rock acts on the planet, during this period the band were beyond massive; they were ubiquitous.

    The guitar is a 1992 model made in Japan in November of 1991, and features Humbucker pickups, original edge locking tremolo, master volume, master tone, and a five-way switch. in Very Good Plus condition with considerable stage wear, including pick scratching, gouges and chips to the finish throughout. Unlike a normal guitar however, this stage wear makes the piece more desirable, as this was the guitar Kirk went wild with during the solo section of the live shows on which it was used. This guitar bleeds metal. Hard case included. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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