ESP has announced an auction of select guitars from late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s personal collection. Each of the guitars up for auction was used by Jeff during recording sessions, on tour, and in videos. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. The page for the auction on ESPguitars.com reads:
When Jeff Hanneman of Slayer passed away in May 2013, he left behind thousands of fans, as well as fellow musicians whom he influenced via his distinctive thrash metal playing style. Jeff also left behind a number of his personal instruments, so in conjunction with his estate, ESP is proud to help with the auction sale of some of his most prized instruments. A portion of the proceeds will go to a charitable cause that Jeff strongly supported: the Wounded Warrior Project.
Each instrument described below is a one-of-a-kind custom guitar that was in Jeff’s personal collection, and he is known to have played all of them on various Slayer tours and recordings. But wait, there’s more: each guitar is in the original case that Jeff owned and used to store and tour with these guitars, and some of the offerings have more inside the case than you’d imagine. Each guitar auctioned will also include a certificate of authenticity from the Hanneman Estate. Visit the auction page links for detailed images of each guitar.