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Kirk Hammett's "Black Album" Ouija Board ESP to Be Auctioned

Kirk Hammett playing his custom "Ouija Board" ESP
(Image credit: Mick Hutson/Redferns / Gotta Have Rock and Roll)

Barely a couple of days after the sale of the ESP 400 Series S-Type he used in Metallica's "One" video, another legendary Kirk Hammett guitar is headed to the auction block.

This particular instrument is the head-turning, glow-in-the-dark, custom ESP "Ouija Board" guitar that Hammett used onstage, and on Metallica's blockbuster 1991 self-titled album, plus the band's three subsequent efforts – Load, Reload, and S&M

Put on the block by Gotta Have Rock and Roll, and said to be in "very good" condition, the guitar features graphical elements invoking ouija boards, plus EMG pickups and a Floyd Rose tremolo. 

Notably, as a unique mark of its authenticity, the guitar features a hand-written note on the back from Hammett that reads "This guitar has been one of my main touring & recording guitars of the 90s… This guitar has been used extensively on the albums LoadReloadGarage Inc.Black Album, and S&M."

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Kirk Hammett's ESP Ouija Board guitar

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Kirk Hammett's ESP Ouija Board guitar

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Along with its original touring case, a certificate of authenticity, and photos of Hammett with the guitar, the Ouija Board ESP will be sold with a signed, stage-used guitar strap.

The auction for the custom, Kirk Hammett-used ESP Ouija Board guitar goes live tomorrow, Wednesday, April 14. The minimum bid for the guitar – which is valued at $300,000 – $350,000 – is $225,000.

For more info on the guitar, head on over to gottahaverockandroll.com.

Kirk Hammett's ESP Ouija Board guitar

(Image credit: Gotta Have Rock and Roll)