Brad Whitford's Aerosmith 1980s Gadden Travel Guitar, Tim Collins! (#54)

WOW! Here's a rare opportunity to own a piece of history from the greatest American hard rock band ever.

After 50 years in Aerosmith, and a lifetime infatuation with guitars and amps, Brad Whitford accumulated so much gear that it’s overflowing his warehouse. He used this gear to create some of the most iconic rock and roll of our time. He selected over 170 of his precious guitars, amps and speakers and asked my help in finding them new homes with players and fans who will appreciate them as much as he does. There’s a ton of amazing gear here. Keep watching, we’re posting more of Brad’s collection every day.

Here's a cool piece of story that includes a key piece of Aerosmith's long and checkered history. The Gadden Travel guitar is exactly as described, an ingenious, quality, compact guitar that was small and light enough to travel with comfortably. It even came with a bracket that allowed the user to attach a Rockman to the body and have an entire functioning rock rig in one tiny package. The guitar shows obvious signs of use.

What is extremely interesting about this piece is the "Collins Management" laminate that is attached to the handle. These tags were attached to all of the bands traveling gear and luggage that was to be delivered to their hotels. The "5" on the back indicated it belonged to Brad and that it was to be delivered to his room. Any faithful Aerosmith fan knows that Tim Collins is credited with orchestrating "one of the most dramatic comebacks ever in rock". He joined Aerosmith as their manager in the early 1980s when the band was crumbling. He is credited with reuniting the band, getting them into rehab, getting them signed to Geffen records and fulfilling his belief that he could make them into the biggest rock band in the world. He remained Aerosmith's manager until 1996.

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Brad Whitford's Aerosmith Travel Guitar, Tim Collins! (#54)
  • Black
  • 1980s
Made In
  • United States
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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