ESP Guitars has announced that they are assisting the estate of late guitarist Jeff Hanneman of Slayer with the auction of a selected number of his personal custom guitars. The Hanneman Estate will forward a significant portion of the proceeds to a charitable cause that Jeff strongly supported: the Wounded Warrior Project. Hanneman passed away in May 2013.
“Jeff was a key member of the ESP artist family for many years,” says ESP president and CEO Matt Masciandaro. “We want to help spread the word about the availability of his personal instruments, which are each completely one of a kind, and have great collectible value.”
Four of Hanneman’s personal instruments that he played on various Slayer albums, tours, and videos, are available for the auction. Get more info on the items available here.
Each guitar is being offered in its original case from Hanneman’s personal collection, and the cases also include anything that was found inside, which range from an effects pedal to straps, cables, and strings that belonged to Hanneman. Additionally, each guitar will include a certificate of authenticity from the Hanneman Estate.
The custom guitars available for auction include:
- ESP Custom Shop Jeff Hanneman “Raiders”
- ESP Custom Shop Jeff Hanneman “Killer”
- B.C. Rich Jeff Hanneman ST3 Custom
- ESP Jeff Hanneman USA Custom Shop
On several of the models, Hanneman applied his own stickers and graphic treatments. The auctions are hosted via eBay, and links to each auction page are available from the ESP site at espguitars.com.