Dave Grohl is a legendary musician in the music industry, and owning an item that once belonged to him could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Fans will be pleased to learn that his guitar will be auctioned off.
According to NME, the Foo Fighters frontman’s Gretsch White Falcon guitar is for sale. Because it was previously used on the band’s album “The Colour and the Shape,” the instrument became one of the most iconic pieces in the rock industry.
Grohl isn’t the first person to own the instrument; it was previously owned by his friend Pat Smear.
Aside from the actual piece of history, the guitar comes with a polaroid Smear shot of Drew Barrymore playing it.
Because of its rarity, fans should expect it to be very expensive, as it could reportedly sell for £30,000 ($35,488.47).
Once the bidding begins, the price could still rise.
Auctioneer Luke Hobbs spoke about the auction, saying:
“This a very exciting guitar as it’s one of the few owned by Foo Fighters, arguably the biggest current rock band on earth, ever to come to public auction.”
He anticipated that many people from all over the world would be interested in purchasing the piece because it was prominently featured in the Foo Fighters’ “Monkey Wrench” music video.
According to initial reports, the late Kurt Cobain’s iconic Fender Mustang guitar sold for millions of dollars in an auction.
The guitar, which was featured in Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video, was expected to fetch between $600,000 and $800,000 at first.
However, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay won the auction with a $2 million bid, making him the new owner of the instrument.
In one of his final interviews, Cobain stated that the guitar, which came in a Competition Lake placid blue finish, was his favorite guitar in the world.
He also mentioned that the guitar is of high quality and that left-handed people could easily use it.
The buyer is no stranger to collecting pieces of music history, having amassed millions of dollars in instruments and memorabilia such as Bob Dylan’s Stratocaster, George Harrison’s Gibson, David Gilmour’s Black Strat, and many more.