Jack White Announces Massive Gear Auction
Two heavily-used, customized EVH Wolfgang models and a Gretsch Triple Jet prototype headline the Third Man Records auction.
Jack White and his record label, Third Man Records, have announced a huge online auction of guitar gear.
Aside from stage equipment and assorted personal items - including furniture - from the label’s archives, the auction features a number of electric and acoustic guitars and amplifiers from White's personal collection.
Among the guitars on offer are two EVH Wolfgang models. One was used on White’s 2018 album, Boarding House Reach, and its accompanying tour. It was modified with Lace Sensor pickups and a momentary "interruptor" switch, and was also fitted with a custom wooden banjo arm-rest.
The other Wolfgang is a "base model" that was featured in White’s "Over and Over and Over" video. Painted to match the black and white set, it comes with the original strings (including a broken one) from the video, and even the sneakers White wore in the video.
Other guitars on offer include a Gretsch Triple Jet prototype - used by White for a number of solo and Raconteurs tours - a Framus archtop, a black-and-yellow finished Orpheus and a pink Daisy Rock acoustic autographed and gifted to White by Wanda Jackson.
Amp-wise, Third Man Records is offering some vintage National and Gretsch 6165 combos and other amps that've been used on various Third Man recordings, plus a 15-watt Sonic Machine Factory that White used onstage with the White Stripes.
Weird pedals? This auction's got 'em too, with everything from a Sitori Sonics Swinger, a Celestial Effects Cancer Wah The Fuzz?, a Molten Voltage G-Quencer and a rare Japanese fuzz called the Far East Electric Maboroshi.
Other assorted items set to head under the hammer include drum sets from The White Stripes' "The Hardest Button to Button" video, and stage monitor covers and pedalboards used on tour by the White Stripes.
All items come directly from Third Man Records and have a certificate of authenticity.
The auction is set to take place through Online Nashville Auctions from August 26 at 9 AM CST to August 30 at 9 PM CST. A portion of the proceeds will go to the John Peel Centre (opens in new tab), Gideon's Army (opens in new tab) and the Detroit Phoenix Center (opens in new tab).
To view the full lot, stop on by onlinenashvilleauctions.com (opens in new tab).
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Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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