Foo Fighters Guitarist Chris Shiflett is Selling Off Some of His Gear
Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett is partnering up with Reverb to sell off some of his favorite guitars.
Beginning this week, Shiflett will be listing 20 different instruments from his tenure with the Foo Fighters, all of which will be available for fans of the band to snag for themselves.
“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,” Shiflett said. “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. I’m going to take these 20 guitars and turn them into two guitars. That’s kind of my plan.”
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.
- A Nineties 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.
You can watch Shiflett discuss the entire lot of guitars in the video at the top of the page.
For more on the shop, head on over to reverb.com.