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Dave Grohl’s signature guitar is going to sell for a lot at an auction

Dave Grohl’s guitar is being auctioned off.

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The guitar used by Dave Grohl in the music video for “Monkey Wrench” by the Foo Fighters is estimated to sell at auction for £30,000.

On September 7, the Gretsch White Falcon drum kit used by the late Nirvana drummer Kurt Ballou will be auctioned off by Gardiner Houlgate in Wiltshire, South West England.

The guitar belonged to Grohl’s bandmate Pat Smear before it was used on the 1995 album The Colour and the Shape by Foo Fighters, from which the hit “Monkey Wrench” was taken.

Even while Grohl plays drums on the recording, he created the first music video for the famous rock song to showcase the late sticksman, Taylor Hawkins, on drums.

The fact that a polaroid of Drew Barrymore in costume as the Falcon was taken by Smear is included with the instrument undoubtedly drove up the asking price.

“This is a really interesting guitar as it is one of the few ever to come to public auction that was owned by Foo Fighters, possibly the largest current rock band in the world,” said Luke Hobbs of Gardiner Houlgate.

Aside from being the band’s breakout single, “Monkey Wrench” was also the first to feature drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away in March.

“I anticipate attention from all corners of the globe. Collectors and fans will be interested in this item because of its prominent placement in the band’s groundbreaking “Monkey Wrench” music video.

Meanwhile, next month will see two special tribute concerts held in London and Los Angeles to honor Hawkins, who died at the young age of 50 on March 25 after a horrific car accident in Bogotá, Colombia.

On September 3 at Wembley Stadium and September 27 at the Los Angeles Kia Forum, the biggest names in music will come together to celebrate the life of a rock legend.

London will have performances by artists such as Liam Gallagher, Mark Ronson, Josh Homme, Brian May, and Roger Taylor.

While in California, the lineup features Alanis Morissette, for whom Hawkins first played drums, in the forefront with Miley Cyrus, Queen, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, and many more.

Anyone who wasn’t able to score tickets can tune in on MTV’s YouTube channel.