A guitar used by Dave Grohl in one of Foo Fighters’ first hit videos is going up for sale.
The Gretsch White Falcon guitar played by Grohl in the 1997 Money Wrench video was owned by American rock band rhythm guitarist Pat Smear.
It was used extensively on their second album The Color And The Shape released that year.
It is expected to fetch between £15,000 and £30,000 when it is auctioned at specialist Wiltshire music auctioneers Gardiner Houlgate on September 7.
The guitar is sold with a Polaroid photograph taken by Smear of Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore playing it.
Auctioneer Luke Hobbs said: “This guitar is very exciting as it is one of the few owned by the Foo Fighters, arguably the greatest current rock band on Earth, to ever come to public auction.
“Monkey Wrench was the band’s breakthrough single and also the first to feature drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically passed away this March.
“I expect interest from around the world. The fact that it features so prominently in the band’s iconic Monkey Wrench video makes it even more attractive to collectors and fans alike.”
The white falcon is being sold by a private collector.
Pat Smear, who was also the rhythm guitarist on tour with Grohl’s previous group Nirvana, bought the guitar in 1996.
In a written statement of provenance, Smear explained that he wanted to own a White Falcon after seeing one of the instruments played by the British new wave band Bow Wow Wow.