This Week in Stupidly Overpriced Instruments: Let’s Buy Hellyeah’s Guitar

Usually I don’t update the site on Saturdays, but I see it as my duty to keep you guys abreast of the finest in overpriced instruments, and this eBay auction would have been over by Monday afternoon. So I’m putting in the extra hours just for your benefit.


Some random guy is selling a Washburn previously owned by Greg Tribbett from Hellyeah. But it’s totally authentic, because according to “Bob NJ,” who is making my home state proud:

I see the fret board now – it does say HELLYEAH – !! – I am gonna place a bid !

Of course the question isn’t “Ohmygod is this really a guitar owned by the guitarist from Hellyeah?” It should be “would you pay $5000 for a guitar that was (probably) owned by the guy from Hellyeah even though it’s basically just a plain old USA custom shop Washburn?” So far, the answer seems to be hellno, or at least hellmaybe. The bidding’s at $1,200 with two days to go and the reserve price has yet to meet its match.

Here’s my favorite part of the description:

YOU WANT THAT MEAN SOUND HE HAS THIS WILL GIVE IT TO YOU. He had it tuned to his own tuning and has what feel like 12’s on it. I haven’t changed his tuning or his strings. When you get it it’ll be just like he left it.

So his Greg Tribbett’s old strings are a selling point? Is that not just a bit creepy and fetishistic? “I never change the strings… I just like to rub my hands against them… to get his sweat and dirt mixed with my sweat and dirt… we’re the same player…”

But heyyou, maybe you’re the superfan that’s destined for this Washburn that’s not really any nicer than any other USA Washburn besides the fact that it’s been on stage with Vinnie Paul. And if so, this guy has a guitar he can sellya.

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Chris Alfano has written about music and toured in bands since print magazines and were popular. Once in high-school he hacked a friend's QBasic stick figure fighting game to add a chiptune metal soundtrack. Random attractive people still give him high-fives about that.

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  • a few months back Greg was selling a few guitars, I wouldn’t be surprised to see more like this asshat trying to sell them for more than he paid.

  • Too many puns for one post…this should be on reddit. Either way, it’s Greg tribbett’s guitar…not zakk wylde or dime or even slash. This guy isn’t known for shit as far as guitar chops. I’d give about… tree fitty.($3.50)

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  • A Greg Tribbett guitar! I’d buy that!!!! A guitar that was used in HELLYEAH and my favourite Mudvayne. I’d easily take it if I had that money.

  • Probably being sold on the quiet by HellYeah to make up for all the albums they don’t sell and all the fans they don’t have who don’t pay to see them perform their puss poor songs. Just sayin’ ….

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