Earlier this month came the news that Broken Hope’s Jeremy Wagner had purchased the entire personal guitar collection of late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. In surprisingly quick fashion, Wagner and Gear Gods have created a video in which he highlights each of the guitars in detail, and you can watch it below.
The guitars include Hanneman’s most famous guitar, his “Punk Rock” Jackson; his ESP Bloodline guitar, from ESP’s short-lived U.S. Custom Shop; his “Killer” guitar custom-built in 2005; his ESP Urban Camo Signature guitar autographed by Hannemann; three limited-edition Slayer anniversary album guitars made by ESP; and more.
It goes without saying that Wagner is a fan, but the video provides him with an opportunity to show how deep his love of Slayer runs. Along the way, he explains how he acquired the guitars from Hanneman’s widow, Kathryn, who had originally planned to auction them on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project.