Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett to Sell 20 Guitars on Reverb This Week

On a recent trip to the Foo Fighters' rehearsal studio in L.A., guitarist Chris Shiflett told us, "I have an excess of guitars that I’ve gotten over the years—I have more than I could even really play and more than I do play."

"It would be fun to see these things find a home elsewhere, where somebody’s going to actually play them and put scratches on them," Shiflett says. "I’m going to take these 20 guitars and turn them into two guitars. That’s kind of my plan."

This week, Mr. Shiflett's plan is coming to fruition with the launch of the official Chris Shiflett Reverb Shop. With listings for 20 different instruments from his tenure with the Foo Fighters, Chris' shop presents a rare opportunity for Foo Fighters fan to snag a piece of the band’s vast gear collection.

Highlights from the shop include:

  • A 2002 Gibson Firebird V Reissue in pelham blue that Shiflett purchased around the time the Foo Fighters recorded One By One, the first album on which Shiflett played. "I grew up just fantasizing about having a Firebird, so I bought this one," Shiflett said of the guitar, which was a go-to for tours during that time. The guitar, which Shiflett modified significantly over the years, can be seen in its original white color in the official video for "All My Life."
  • The very first Fender Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe Prototype sent to Shiflett in the very early stages of the design process. While slightly different from the eventual guitar that came to market, this guitar was similarly modeled after Shiflett’s favorite ‘72 Telecaster Deluxe.
Gibson Firebird V Reissue
Fender Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe Prototype
  • A 1990s Gibson ‘61 SG Les Paul Custom Reissue that Shiflett notes is a beautiful guitar that he just doesn’t find himself playing much. "I always wanted an Alice Cooper Band SG Custom," he said while discussing the guitar.
  • A Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature Black Phoenix that Shiflett purchased in the early 2000s because of his admiration for Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats. Shiflett says, "I wanted a Gretsch that would be rocking enough for Foo Fighters stuff," and this Brian Setzer-style Gretsch did the trick on tour.
Gibson 61 SG Les Paul Custom Reissue
Gretsch G6136SLBP Brian Setzer Signature

And that's just a small selection. Watch the video above for more from Chris on these guitars and the sale, and be sure to sign up in the email box above to be the first to get word when the shop launches this coming Thursday.

1960s Vox Phantom VI Black
Burns London Double Six

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