Black Keys' Dan Auerbach Checks Out a Vintage Gretsch on 'American Pickers'


The History Channel show American Pickers is literally transformative. Each episode, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of Antique Archaeology in Nashville scour junkyards, basements, garages and barns across the country in search of hidden gems they can restore to their former glory.

Last week’s episode featured Black Keys guitarist Dan Auerbach, who joined Wolfe and Fritz as they checked out a Chet Atkins model Gretsch guitar that once belonged to someone named Rudy.

In case you missed it, the Auerbach episode will air again tonight from midnight to 1 a.m. May 14. You can check out a preview of the episode below.

It’s worth noting that Auerbach isn't the first Nashville guitar picker to appear on American Pickers—Jack White acquired a decorative elephant head on a 2012 episode of the show.