WILCO – The Wilco Loft Shop

Posted: March 12, 2017 in Guitar Accessories, Guitars
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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.

Next Thursday, you’ll have the chance to buy some of Wilco’s gear. Jeff Tweedy and company will be opening up a shop on Reverb.com called “The Wilco Loft Shop,” named after their Chicago studio/”safe haven for making music” where much of the gear currently resides, and selling off various items from their collections.

The instruments range from insanely valuable, including a 1958 Gretsch 6021 and two 1940’s Gibson flattop acoustics, all owned by Tweedy, to more collector-focused, like an assortment of guest passes from past Wilco tours. Tweedy discusses the decision to open up the online shop, stating, “Every once in a while we look around the loft and say ‘Geez, there’s just too much stuff up here,’” adding, “We hate to see it go, but we’re sure you’ll put it to good use!”.

A canon this versatile requires an extensive collection of gear. On Thursday, March 16th, 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 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 on Reverb.com 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..

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