Foo Fighters guitar performed by Dave Grohl might fetch £30,000 at public sale | Ents & Arts Information


A Foo Fighters guitar performed by rock icon Dave Grohl in one of many US rock band’s first hit movies is to go on sale.

The Gretsch White Falcon guitar was initially owned by the band’s rhythm guitarist Pat Smear – and was performed by frontman Grohl, now 53, within the 1997 music video for Monkey Wrench.

It was additionally broadly used on their second album The Color And The Form, which incorporates the hit Everlong, launched that 12 months.

The instrument is anticipated to fetch between £15,000 and £30,000 when auctioned at Wiltshire-based specialist music auctioneers Gardiner Houlgate on 7 September.

A Polaroid {photograph} of Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore enjoying the guitar, taken by Smear, shall be bought together with it.

Drew Barrymore playing the guitar in a polaroid photo taken by Pat Smear
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Drew Barrymore enjoying the guitar in a Polaroid photograph taken by Pat Smear

Auctioneer Luke Hobbs mentioned: “This a really thrilling guitar because it’s one of many few owned by Foo Fighters, arguably the most important present rock band on Earth, ever to return to public public sale.

“Monkey Wrench was the band’s breakthrough single and likewise the primary to function drummer Taylor Hawkins, who died tragically this March.

“I am anticipating curiosity from world wide. The truth that it options so prominently within the band’s iconic Monkey Wrench video makes it all of the extra engaging to collectors and followers.”

The White Falcon is being bought by a personal collector.

Smear, who additionally performed because the on-tour rhythm guitarist with Grohl’s earlier band Nirvana, purchased the guitar in 1996.

In a written provenance assertion, the 63-year-old musician revealed that he needed to personal a White Falcon after seeing one of many devices performed by the British new wave band Bow Wow Wow.

Auctioneer Luke Hobbs with the Gretsch White Falcon guitar
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Auctioneer Luke Hobbs with the Gretsch White Falcon guitar

Again in June, the Foo Fighters introduced two “all-star” tribute gigs in London and LA in reminiscence of drummer Taylor Hawkins following his death.

Hawkins, 50, had been with the remainder of the band within the Colombian capital of Bogota when he died in March forward of a deliberate pageant efficiency.

The exhibits will happen at London’s Wembley Stadium on 3 September and LA’s Kia Discussion board on 27 September, with line-up particulars to be introduced shortly.

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