Rockabilly guitar hero Brian Setzer – frontman of the Stray Cats and Brian Setzer Orchestra – is selling some super-rare guitar gear from his vast collection on Reverb.
The suitably titled Official Brian Setzer Reverb Shop - which goes live August 26 - is set to feature a string of Gretsch electric guitars used by Setzer himself over the course of his career, as well as a selection of amps, including a 1963 Fender Bassman with a 2x12 cab and a Vox '60s AC30.
Here's a chance for you to secure a piece of history for your guitar rack. Check out the full list of included items below, and head over to Reverb for more info.
Leopard print Gretsch Hot Rod
This beauty, hand-painted by Tom 'TV' Jones was used in the 2002 Disney film, The Country Bears.
"You better buy that quick. I might not sell that," Setzer says.
This one was used for Mini Bar Blues on Setzer's 13 album and tour. "I achieved the unique sound by tuning the top two strings, the Bs and the Es, in harmony," he reveals.
Gretsch Hot Rod Red Sparkle
"The Red Sparkle one Gretsch made for me, that I used on nearly every Christmas tour, that's a really good one."
Silver Sparkle upright bass
Gretsch TV Jones 'Grinch' Spectra baritone
Gretsch Black Phoenix 'Triumph'
Gretsch Hot Rod Green Sparkle
Jerry Jones Baritone
1963 Fender Blonde Bassman with 2x12 cab
Vox 1960s AC30
Gretsch Custom Shop guitar
Sho-Bud pedal steel
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Sam was Staff Writer at GuitarWorld.com from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.
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