Want to own a piece of Silent Hill history? Now’s your chance! The Play For Japan campaign, a video game industry initiative to raise money for earthquake and tsunami relief in Japan, has put Akira Yamaoka’s guitar for auction!
Silent Hill Fans! You’re bidding on an extremely special guitar. This Yamaha APX-15FM acoustic electric guitar was purchased by Akira Yamaoka, producer and composer of the Silent Hill series of games, shortly before he began work on the first Silent Hill game. Akira composed the first soundtrack on this guitar, and then used it to compose every Silent Hill soundtrack he worked on thereafter. The SOUL of Silent Hill resides within this guitar. There’s a high possibility that it’s haunted!
The guitar also comes with two effects amps used while making the game soundtracks; a Line 6 FB4 and a Line 6 POD. Akira says that using these amps you can recreate any sound from the Silent Hill series!
This guitar was also used by Akira at the Video Games Live series of concerts!
When we asked Akira if he was willing to put his Silent Hill ‘mojo’ up for auction, he replied that it was a small thing compared to the losses the people of Touhoku suffered due to the earthquakes and tsunamis.
The winning bidder will also receive a personalized autograph on the guitar from Akira.
Truly, this is a special, sentimental auction, and it would make a wonderful addition to any musician or Silent Hill fan’s collection. Don’t miss out on a chance to own a piece of gaming history!
Silent Hill Series:
- Silent Hill
- Silent Hill 2
- Silent Hill 3
- Silent Hill 4
- Silent Hill: Origins
- Silent Hill Homecoming
- Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
The biding is already up to $1,300…makes me wish I was richer!