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Going, going… Klon? JHS Pedals' Josh Scott is selling the first ever Klon overdrive for half a million dollars

Klon
(Image credit: JHS Pedals / via Reverb)

JHS Pedals founder Josh Scott (opens in new tab) has put the first ever Klon (opens in new tab)Centaur overdrive pedal (opens in new tab) made and sold up for sale for $500,000 (£385,729) on Reverb (opens in new tab).

"You know what it is," states Scott the listing. "If you want the best Klon, it's this Klon. Bill [Finnegan, Klon designer] built/sold this #2 first as he sat #1 aside for himself and built it later.

"Buy it or don't, I don't really care"

Josh Scott

"Because of the prices lately here on the Reverb, I think this is a fair price for what it is. 

"I only took one picture because that's good enough. What you see is what you get, no box, nothing, just the pedal. 

"The pedal will be hand-delivered by me, in-person to anywhere on earth for free. Allow 30 days for me to clear my schedule and get it to you from the date of purchase. 

"Buy it or don't, I don't really care."

Josh Scott

JHS Pedals' Josh Scott (Image credit: JHS Pedals)
Tone for less

This will be the most valuable effects pedal (opens in new tab) on the planet if it sells. 

Other gold Klon Centaurs on Reverb right now are priced around $5,000 to over $11,000 – prices are going up considerable lately. Do you Scott's will sell? We might soon find out!

But if you can't stump up four figures for your transparent drive thrills, we can recommend some great overdrives with much more palatable prices in our overdrive pedal buying guide (opens in new tab) – the EH-X Soul Food gets close and 9/10 people at your next pub gig won't notice the difference! 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.