Wilco Is Selling Some Of Their Gear, And It Could Be All Yours
By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 10, 2017 7:07PM
The Loft—Wilco's practice space and recording studio—is only so big, and the band is filled with a bunch of gear-heads, so it's no surprise they might start running into storage issues for all their music gear.
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy said in a statement, "“Every once in a while we look around the loft and say 'Geez, there’s just too much stuff up here.' To make some room (for more great stuff!) we’re partnering with our friends at Reverb.com and opening the Wilco Loft Shop in hopes of finding trustworthy homes for our beloved gear overflow. We hate to see it go, but we’re sure you’ll put it to good use!"
So here's your chance to own a piece of history from the band some have described as the "American Radiohead."
Reverb.com is helping the band unload their "gear overflow" and sent us a list of a few of the highlights from the upcoming sale. They include, in their words:
- A pristine orange ‘58 Gretsch 6120 hollowbody owned by Jeff Tweedy. According to the band “this is not just a guitar, it’s one of THE guitars. It’s an archetype.”
- A ‘70s Gibson Explorer and a Bigsby-loaded ‘67 Telecaster, both owned by Jeff Tweedy.
- A black/chrome guitar, dubbed the “Darth Vader” of guitars by the band, owned by guitarist Nels Cline.
- The original 14x6 DW Collector’s Series Maple snare played by drummer Glenn Kotche throughout the tour that supported the “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot” album.
- A Vintage '74 Fender Stratocaster and two analog synths owned by keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen.
- Two mid-80s Fender Telecasters owned by multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone.
Sadly there is no sign that a lock of Pat Sansone's otherworldly halo of hair will be in the sale catalog. So completists will be left wanting.