Through 10 studio albums and 23 years of world-spanning tours, Wilco has always been a band that's covered a lot of musical ground. The Chicago outfit's output has touched everything from country to noise rock, earning them a diverse legion of fans along the way.
A canon this versatile requires an extensive collection of gear. On Thursday, March 16, the sextet is set to release some of their arsenal back into the wild of Reverb as part of the official Wilco Loft Shop.
This latest batch of Wilco gear reflects the particular tastes of each member of the band. Nels Cline is parting with an experimental offset from Bilt Guitars, while the always eclectic Glenn Kotche has bundled together various lots of percussive odds and ends from his personal stash. Keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen is selling a couple of analog synths, while multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone is passing along a pair of road-tested Telecasters.The Wilco Loft Official Shop
The lion's share of the sale comes from noted gear shepherd, Jeff Tweedy. Choice pieces include a pristine 1958 Gretsch 6120 hollowbody, a modified '70s Gibson Explorer, a Bigsby-loaded '67 Tele, and two original banner-era Gibson flattops.
It's not all collector-grade fodder, though. Also included in this sale are historical oddballs, like a set of Czech-made Jolana guitars from the '60s, as well as instruments from Harmony, Ovation, and Burns, among many others.
The Wilco Loft Shop will be live on Thursday, March 16th right here on Reverb. All items have been used by members of the band on tour and in the studio, and each item will ship with signed certificates of authenticity.
Scroll through the images below for a glimpse of some of the gear set to hit the block.