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Slash’s hair for sale… on a wedding cake topper

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Unusual rock memorabilia isn’t anything new, but the latest item that has made its way on to eBay really takes the cake.

Yes, for just $3000 you could own what is reported to be a tangle of Slash (opens in new tab)’s actual hair - placed under a miniature top hat that once served as a wedding cake topper for when the Guns N’ Roses (opens in new tab) guitarist tied the knot with Perla Ferrar back in 2001.

The unusual sculpted plastic creation was sold on Julien’s Auctions last summer. Originally estimated to sell between $200-$400, it eventually went under the hammer for $1024 – attracting the attention of eight bidders.

Now the five-inch high model – complete with Slash’s now ex-wife – has appeared on eBay for thousands more than it sold for last year (opens in new tab).

The description calls the item “one of the most unusual Slash items maybe ever” and we can only agree.

It comes with certificate of authenticity and a letter of authenticity and despite Slash’s fingers on his right hand being broken, the piece is said to be in otherwise “excellent condition.”

And we thought the sale of an old paper pizza plate once used by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain for $22,400 (opens in new tab) was a bit bonkers.

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Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.