Guitars from the Collection of Steely Dan's Walter Becker Headed to Auction

The auction includes the 1957 'Aja' Fender Duo-Sonic.
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Selections from the gear collection of Steely Dan's late guitarist, Walter Becker, will go under the hammer in October, it was announced today.

The auction—which will be held by Julien’s Auctions October 18 and October 19 at The Standard Oil Building in Beverly Hills, CA—will feature a number of guitars from Becker's career, including the 1957 Fender Duo Sonic he can be seen playing in the liner notes of Steely Dan's iconic 1977 album, Aja.

The auction lot includes: An original signature model #1 Sadowsky guitar—which went into production while Becker played the prototype extensively on stage; an Excel model archtop guitar, hand built by luthier John D'Angelico; a 1961 Fender Stratocaster electric guitar with a double cutaway alder body, a 1928 Martin 00-size flat top guitar with a mahogany body and neck, and many more.

The lot features hundreds of guitars, effects pedals, amplifiers and other pieces of gear in total.

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Walter Becker's 1957 Fender Duo Sonic

Walter Becker's 1957 Fender Duo Sonic