A huge collection of Neil Young‘s prized guitars, amps, recording gear, harmonicas and other instruments are going up for auction.
A huge collection of Neil Young’s prized guitars, amps, recording gear and weird instruments are going up for auction this week.
“Collecting all of these items have been my great joy. They have provided a source of inspiration, fun and creativity throughout my life,” said Young. “Now it is time to share them with others in the world whom I hope will enjoy and love them as much as I have.”
Some of the highlights include a range of range vintage guitars, such as a 1957 orange Gretsch 6130 Roundup with DeArmond pickups, a 1935 Martin F-7 acoustic, and a 1977 Martin D-19, which Young played on songs like Goin’ Back, Human Highway and Lost in Space. He’s also selling a couple of Mesa Boogie amps, a Fender Bassman and Super Reverb, and a Gibson Skylark combo amp.
If you’re keen to wrap your lips around a Neil Young harmonica, he’s also selling some Hohner models that were used at various times on stage. In terms of recording gear you can pick up sixteen Universal Audio 610 preamp console modules, and two Studer A800 Mark III Master recorders known as ‘The Twins’ from Young’s studio, plus heaps of compressors, preamps, reverb units and more.
The auction will take place on December 9th at Julien’s Auctions, who are renowned for these kinds of high-profile bidding fests (recently they sold off a bunch of Mitch Mitchell’s – drummer for The Experience – stuff, including a super rare Fuzz Face fuzz pedal used by Hendrix). There’s about 250 items to be sold in total. Get looking.
Young recently celebrated the release of his new album with an intimate performance in his hometown, which he livestreamed to the world. He also released a staggering online archive of music, which you can check out here.