Guitarist Dave Hewson of the legendary early 1980s Canadian thrash/death metal band SLAUGHTER is auctioning off one of his guitars — a Fender Stratocaster Iron Maiden Signature Series — on eBay.
The guitar, which was purchased four years ago and had less than 10 hours of light playing on it (according to Hewson), includes a Fender hard shell case and comes with the original strings.
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According to BNRMetal.com, "SLAUGHTER was a cult Canadian pre-death metal band, who attracted a fanatical following through their short career. Formed in 1984, the band went the usual demo tape route (at a time where underground tape trading was rampant, this only served to heighten band awareness), eventually recording their seminal 'Strappado' album in 1986. Recording commenced on a followup album to be entitled 'Paranormal', but the band broke up in 1990, preventing its release [the album was eventually issued in 2001 via Nuclear Blast]. Guitarist Dave Hewson recruited a new lineup and continued playing as STRAPPADO (the name change both to indicate a new direction and to avoid conflicts with [the cock-rock band fronted by Mark Slaughter]), but they never progressed beyond the demo stage. Later, Hewson and Bobby Sadzak (one of the new STRAPPADO members) formed INNER THOUGHT, which survived for a few years before folding. The band last recorded a song for a CELTIC FROST tribute in 1994 and disbanded for good shortly thereafter."