Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Mötley Crüe - Nikki Sixx Stage and Studio Used Gibson 'Frankenstein' Bass (2008). This Gibson bass is referred to as the 'Frankenstein' by Nikki Sixx because it is half Blackbird and half Thunderbird! It has a headstock from one of his Blackbirds and the body from one of his Thunderbirds, as Nikki and his bass tech blended the two together to get the sound they were looking for. Nikki played this bass during the recording of Mötley Crüe's 2008 Saints Of Los Angeles album and on the 2008 'Mötley Crüe Fest' Tour. Sixx has signed this "monster" in brilliant and bold silver Sharpie marker. Bass comes with a matching Gibson hardshell case and a signed COA from Nikki Sixx. The instrument is black, although it appears grey due to stage lighting in the photo with Sixx holding it. The guitar case is in well-worn and used condition with numerous nicks, tears, scratches, etc.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    6th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,609

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Just got the Stallone catalog and it is stunning! The best ever.
    Greg S.,
    Los Angeles, CA
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 July 21 Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $908,870