Groundbreaking blood-wielding surrealist Vincent Castiglia has been turning heads with his shocking, detailed art painted in human blood for the past several years, but this year, Castiglia turns to a new medium to transform his creativity into reality.
This past Saturday at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California, Castiglia and SLAYER/EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt officially revealed a custom-painted Gary Holt signature ESP electric guitar, detailed completely with Holt‘s very own blood. The blood was drawn from Holt backstage after a SLAYER show on Long Island, New York. Castiglia collected 18 vials, all of which were used on the guitar.
Aside from marking Castiglia‘s first use of a guitar as his canvas, this is the first time a guitar has ever been painted entirely in its player’s own blood. The guitar is not currently for sale and is not yet in production – this is currently an original, one-run design!
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