Peavey to auction off $12 million worth of parts and returns

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Imagine you’re running a company. Your warehouse is full, and you’ve got product taking up expensive storage space. You can either destroy the stuff, like Gibson did with the ill-fated Firebird X. Or you can put it up for auction. This is what happened at Peavey, which is now knocking out equipment worth $12 million online! Plant Closure According […]

Lucille! BB King’s legendary Gibson ES-345 guitar to be auctioned

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So BB King had many many guitars during his career that he called Lucille. But this particular model, due under the hammer in September, was the main instrument of the King of the Blues in his later touring years. BB King’s Stage Outfit Lucille The story of why BB King called his guitars Lucille is one […]

Etsy buys Reverb for $275 million, CEO David Kalt to step down

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Reverb.com, the online site for buying and selling guitars, music equipment and more has been sold to Etsy for a reported $275 million. In a thoughtful message to customers, founder David Kalt announced that he’s going to stand down as CEO. Etsy acquires Reverb for $275 million Reverb is a bit like the eBay for […]

The David Gilmour Collection: See all 120 guitars in NY or via Christie’s Virtual Tour

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On the 20 June, Mr David Gilmour will sell 120 of his guitars at auction in New York, USA. The sale encompasses 120 guitars, including that famous Black Strat. Christie’s has made a Virtual Tour of all the guitars in its New York exhibition, in case you can’t make it to one of the viewings in […]

Can you smash Yngwie’s “unbreakable” guitar? It’s up for auction!

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Last month I wrote an article about a guitar that was supposed to be ‘unbreakable’. Its maker, Swedish industrial manufacturer Sandvik, was so proud of its resilience that they challenged Yngwie Malmsteen to smash it – and he failed. Now the guitar is up for auction. Could you break it? Own it and find out. Smash-Proof […]

Dave Davies’ The Kinks ‘Shindig’ Gibson Flying V up for auction!

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Better go raid your piggy bank! The famous Flying V used by Dan Davies from the Kinks is up for sale in July. This guitar is famous on both sides of the Atlantic, as Dan was seen playing it on the TV in 1965 when appearing on Shindig! Dave Davies’ Kinks Gibson Flying V The […]

David Gilmour is selling his Black Strat

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Today’s huge news is that guitar legend David Gilmour is selling his famous Black Strat with Christies’ Auction House, on 20 June, along with a whole selection of guitars all used on iconic songs during his tenure with Pink Floyd.  David Gilmour is selling his Black Strat The Black Strat is so iconic and was […]

OP-1 is not dead say Teenage Engineering – stop paying silly eBay prices

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Teenage Engineering has responded to comments about hugely inflated OP-1 prices that were found in online second-hand stores like eBay and Reverb. These appeared after reports in the media that the OP-1 synthesizer had been discontinued. OP-1 more to come About 5 days ago stories began to emerge that the OP-1 portable synthesizer and sequencer […]

Sonic Youth gear auction: The Alternative Rock Garage Sale of the year?

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Indie rock gods Sonic Youth are having a clear-out sale with a catalogue of instruments that spans the band’s career. Guitars, amps and effect pedals galore! Sonic Youth This American alternative group are known for their use of alternate tunings, extreme effects and even heavy guitar modification, which all contributed to their unique sound and […]