Gallery: Gear of Pitchfork Music Festival 2016

This past weekend brought the annual Pitchfork Music Festival back to Chicago's Union Park. Reverb was on the scene snapping pics, scoping gear, and drinking in the sun-drenched indie music vibrations. As always, offset Fenders like Jaguars and Jazzmasters were the most common guitars on hand, and as expected, most acts showcased a blend of synths, beats, and laptops with analog and acoustic instruments. Here's a quick collection of some of our favorite performances from the weekend.

Broken Social Scene

Sporting a slick Vox Virage DC.

Playing a Silvertone U1 with the '60s "dolphin" headstock.

Precision Basses were the clear choice for the bassists of the whole festival, substantially outnumbering Jazz Basses and other models.

A seldom-seen Gibson Chet Atkins model.

Sufjan Stevens

Sufjan, wings spread, plays a Pyle Banjo, one of several entry level instruments he's played on tour.

Like Annie Clark, Sufjan was spotted with a dual pickup '60s Harmony Bobkat guitar.

Twin Peaks

The guys in Twin Peaks clearly have an affinity for the offbeat, like this Vox-style teardrop guitar.

This unknown model looks like a vintage MIJ model of some kind, with goldfoil pickups for good measure.

Rounding out the band's sound with a Roland JX-3P.

The word on the Silvertone 1484 has been out for a few years now, and it continues to show up in modern touring rigs.

Beach House

The always spacey Beach House with dark robes and a natural Strat.

C&C drums made up most of the backline for the fest, as seen during Beach House's Set.

Super Furry Animals

Huw Bunford playing possibly the only Les Paul of the weekend.

Bassist Guto Pyrce with a '70s-styled Fender Jazz Bass.

Gruff Rhys leads SFA with a cartoon-adorned acoustic.

Blood Orange

Dev Hynes, a.k.a. Blood Orange, leads his touring band.

Blood Orange's sax man serving dual duties on alto and soprano horns.

Martin Courtney

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney plays a solo set with a triple pickup Tele in Sonic Blue.

Nords like the Electro 2 are as common and easy to spot in festival setups as ever.

One of what appeared to be several thousand Fender offset guitars at the festival.

Drummer Aaron Neveu behind another C&C kit.

Carly Rae Jepsen

According to many, Carly Rae Jepsen played one of the best sets of the weekend.

Her guitarist's neon pink Strat certainly matched the overall vibe of the performance.

Kamasi Washington

Kamasi Washington and his band bring some jazz credentials to Pitchfork.

Gorgeous upright bass played by Miles Mosley.

Holy Ghost!

Holy Ghost! with the fest's most impressive synth collection.

A complete Moog format modular system.

Neon Indian

Alan Palomo leads Neon Indian with a Korg MS-20.

Drumming with a trapKAT XL pad controller.

A rare Roland GR-77 Bass.

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