Dusty Hill’s Furry Bass and Other Iconic Gears Goes Up For Auction
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The belongings that once belonged to the late bassist of ZZ Top, Dusty Hill, are going up for auction two years after his passing. The auction, called The Collection of Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, will take place over three days from December 7th to 9th and features a wide range of his items.
Among the items available are unique musical instruments, custom Western-style clothing, gear, creative documents, memorabilia, and more. One of the standout items in the auction is the iconic fur-covered bass guitar used in ZZ Top’s “Legs” music video, which is expected to sell for an estimated price between $80,000 and $120,000. This bass, made in 1983 in the style of a Dean Explorer, features a sheepskin finish and the ZZ Top logo on the fretboard. Hill used a special rig to make the bass spin during performances.
Another significant item up for auction is Hill’s 1953 Fender Precision bass, as well as an MTV Moonman award, his famous bald eagle jacket by Manuel, a black leather motorcycle jacket, and more.
It’s worth noting that a portion of the proceeds from the auction will go to MusiCares. This organization supports musicians and those working in the music industry through preventive, emergency, and recovery programs. This means that not only can you own a piece of rock ‘n’ roll history, but your purchase will also contribute to a good cause.