Did you have a punk phase inspired by American Idiot? Finally grown up and have a little cash to splash? Well, you might be happy to learn that Green Day is having a garage sale. The band is launching an official Reverb shop, which will offer over 100 guitars, amps, drums and other pieces of gear from different stages in the band’s career.
If you’ve ever had an awkward punk phase, Welcome to Paradise. Green Day are selling a bunch of old gear on their official Reverb store.
Amongst the treasures for sale is a variety of recording gear, drum kits, vintage amplifiers, guitars that span right back to their early career, as well as a speaker cabinet apparently “still marked from the mud-fight at Woodstock ‘94”.
Dookie is set to turn 25 years old next month and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is bravely parting with his first ever guitar, a Harmony Stella Parlor acoustic, used on the song F.O.D. In total, there will be 44 guitars for sale, including a 1960 and 1961 Les Paul Junior, as well as 1957 and 1958 Les Paul Specials.
Drummer Tre Cool is preparing to part with a Gretsch USA Custom which was used on the Uno!, Dos!, Tré! trilogy and a Leedy White Marine Pearl Kit used on the 21st Century Breakdown tour.
“I’m a crazy cat person hoarder. I can hardly see out of the front of my car it’s full of newspapers. It’s a real problem. If you hoard the right shit long enough, they call you a collector. So I’m selling off just a wee bit of the collection. I’m not doing it any justice sitting around when someone could be using this stuff. I haven’t really sold anything ever—this is the first time,” he said.
If you’d like to be kept in the loop for when the shop goes live, whack your email address in the signup box on Reverb’s website to be notified ASAP. You might want to be quick because Tre says he might have a hard time letting go…
“I’m probably just going to buy all this stuff back at like three in the morning because I’m going to have a hard time parting with it.”