Gary Holt Receives Guitar Painted In His Own Blood

(Classic Rock) Slayer guitarist Gary Holt has been presented with a guitar painted in his own blood - and he's planning to use it during the band's upcoming tour. He agreed to allow surrealist artist Vincent Castiglia to draw some of his blood after a Slayer concert in New York last year. Castiglia used it to decorate a Gary Holt Signature ESP instrument, which he handed over to the axeman at the NAMM exhibition this week.

It's the first time Castiglia has used blood on a guitar, although he's well-known for using it on other materials. He says: "I pushed it as far as was physically possible in terms of detail - the subject matter, look and feel, and functionality of the piece are all in perfect line with my work.

"It's a functional piece of fine art that memorialises Gary's life's work with his lifeblood. It was an honour to work so intimately with Gary and ESP on this project - which was literally bonded by blood." Read more and see the guitar here.

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