If you are big fan rock act KISS, then you will want to check out this bass guitar from Gene Simmons that is going on the block on Heritage Auctions. The KISS Gene Simmons Signed & Stage Played Custom Axe Bass Guitar (Lot #89702) will go under the hammer at the Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction #7241.
How is this bass guitar cool and collectible needs no further explanation. It is the bass guitar was used by Simmons, the Demon himself, live on stage in 2019 during KISS’ End of the Road World Tour.
This being a bass that had seen actual actions, it does displays minor play wear, such as the pick guard and the area of the body below – for examples. Those were the results of aggressive bass summoning of a certain song.
The four-string instrument further boasts the words “Rock & Roll All Nite & Party Every Day / You Drive Us Wild / We’ll Drive You Crazy / This is a stage played bass / Gene Simmons / KISS” written in black felt pen.
“Beautifully crafted in Gene’s sinister signature axe motif, the bass is decked-out with a high-gloss finish, EMG pickups, and chrome tuners. Attached to the body are two adhesive strips covered in two different styles of picks. Includes an incredible custom Gene Simmons AXE hard case, adorned with Simmons’ menacing visage surrounded by flames, and signed by the Hard Rock icon in white paint pen.”
With this Lot, you will also get three signed photos of Gene in full get-up wielding the Axe on stage, a paper Certificate of Authenticity signed by Simmons himself, also in black felt pen, a gold LP COA also signed by the Demon in black felt, a color photo showing an out-of-costume Gene holding the bass, a white towel featuring Simmons’ facsimile signature, an “Official Gene Simmons Bass Owner” placard, and a bunch of picks.
The KISS Gene Simmons Signed & Stage Played Custom Axe Bass Guitar is complete with a carrying case with custom graphics featuring the Gene Simmons.
If anyone’s interested, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Stage-played & Signed Ibanez RG750 Electric Guitar (Lot #89705) is also up for grab in the same auction.
The Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction #7241 will play out between July 16 and 18, 2021, online at entertainment.ha.com.
Images: Heritage Auctions.