Sonic Youth are famed for their unconventional approach to gear, whether it’s their love of the then-unappreciated Fender Jazzmaster or any number of weird and wonderful pedals, and now the band are selling a load of their guitar, bass, tech and drum equipment on Reverb.
Guitars include a ’70s Fender Telecaster Deluxe used by Lee Ranaldo, Jim O'Rourke, and Mark Ibold from 1987 to 2009, and Ranaldo's Travis Bean TB1000A Artist.
There’s also a Kim Gordon-played blue Fender Precision Bass, which was then used by Thurston Moore, along with a Copper Sparkle Ibanez Talman.
Fender Mocha Telecaster Deluxe
Travis Bean TB1000A Artist
Fender Jazzmaster MIJ Candy Apple Red
Fender Jazzmaster MIJ Sunburst
Paul Cochrane Tim Overdrive
Moog Moogerfooger 12 Stage Phaser
Ludwig Phase II Guitar Synthesizer
Analogman King Of Tone
Ace Tone Top-5 Electronic Organ
Gretsch Round Badge Snare (14x6) & Tom (12x8) Aqua Satin Flame
Naturally, there’s also a Jazzmaster or two: a MIJ Candy Apple Red example played by Moore for a decade, and a Ranaldo-played Sunburst Jazz.
Over 100 pedals round out the shop, including Ranaldo’s silver Klon Centaur.
Take a look at some of the highlights above, and head over to Reverb for more info. The shop officially opens on 30 October.