Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen was ecstatic to receive the news on Wednesday that his band will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next April.
“I’m verklempt,” he told Rolling Stone. “I don’t know what to say. It’s very exciting.”
The ceremony takes place on April 8 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Cheap Trick will be inducted along with Deep Purple, Chicago, Steve Miller Band and N.W.A.
Given the significance of the event, we have no doubt Nielsen will haul out some prized guitars from his extensive collection.
You can see a selection of his stash in the video below, which was shot for Reverb.com on behalf of Nielsen’s Shop on the new-and-used-gear retail site. Check it out, and keep your eyes on Reverb.com and Nielsen’s shop for more great gear finds.