Sonic Youth are selling over 200 pieces of guitar and tech gear - and you could buy it

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.

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.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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