auction has recently launched for a guitar previously owned by MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO. A description of the guitar reads below:
"There's fast, there's shred, and then there's Michael Angelo Batio. This is the greatest shred machine ever crafted for the world's premiere shred guitarist.
This is the same exact guitar used by Michael in NITRO recordings, can be seen in MTV's 'Freight Train' video (including MTV's Headbangers Ball), MAB's 'Speed Kills' video, and Nitro's 'O.F.R.' and 'H.W.D.W.S.' recordings. It is USA hand-crafted by Wayne Richard Charvel with documentation. The guitar is in excellent condition. It has been housed in its hardshell case since 2007 in a sunlight-free, smoke-free, humidity and temperature controlled environment. Everything functions on the guitar as it should. Designed by Michael Angelo and Jim Gillette, this guitar is worthy of any Hard Rock Cafe or the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame. Alder body, aircraft-grade aluminum facia on the body and headstock. 29 frets... this shred ax is sick! Comes with hardshell case.
If you're looking at this guitar, it's more than likely you know what it is. It is the ultimate piece for the avid guitar collector, MAB fan, Nitro fan, or shred aficionado. Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity created by Michael and signed by Michael Angelo Batio and Jim Gillette which states the following:
'This certificate of authenticity is proof that the "Rocket" Guitar, owned by Michael Angelo Batio, designed by Michael Angelo Batio and Jim Gillette, built by Wayne Charvel in 1989 for MAB is 1 of only 2 built in the world. Michael used this guitar on the entire "Nitro OFR" tour, on the song 'No Boundaries' from his Speed Kills instructional program and on the second Nitro CD 'H.W.D.W.S.' This guitar was also used for a live performance on the MTV show Headbangers Ball.'"
Michael's 'Speed Kills' video produced by Doug Marks and Metal Methods which showcases the guitar: