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Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett to sell guitar collection

Foo Fighters’ guitarist Chris Shiflett has announced plans to sell part of his guitar collection.

He’ll put 20 instruments up for sale online tomorrow (July 19) via (opens in new tab) – including the 2002 Gibson Firebird V Reissue he played in the Foos video for All My Life.

Shiflett says: “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. A lot of them sit around our studio and collect dust – and a lot of them are cool guitars.

“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.”

Among the other instruments that'll be up for sale is the Fender Chris Shiflett Signature Telecaster Deluxe Prototype which was sent to him during the early stages of the design process, a 1990s Gibson ‘61 SG Les Paul Custom Reissue, and a Gretsch Brian Setzer Signature Black Phoenix.

Explaining his love of the Stray Cats, Shiflett says: “I wanted a Gretsch that would be rocking enough for Foo Fighters stuff. There was a period when I toured a lot with this.”

Watch Shiflett talk through some of the guitars in the video below.

Last summer, former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward sold more than 200 pieces of equipment, including live and studio gear through Reverb (opens in new tab).

Foo Fighters are currently on tour across North America in support of their latest studio album Concrete And Gold (opens in new tab).

Foo Fighters 2018 tour dates

Jul 19: Pittsburgh PPG Paints Arena, PA
Jul 21: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Jul 22: Boston Fenway Park, MA
Jul 25: Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center, OH
Jul 26: Noblesville Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center, IN
Jul 29: Chicago Wrigley Field, IL
Jul 30: Chicago Wrigley Field, IL
Sep 01: Seattle Safeco Field, WA
Sep 04: Edmonton Rogers Place, AB
Sep 06: Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome, AB
Sep 08: Vancouver Rogers Arena, BC
Sep 10: Portland Moda Centre At The Rose Quarter, OR
Sep 12: San Jose SAP Center, CA
Oct 08: Phoenix Talking Stick Resort Arena, AZ
Oct 10: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Oct 13: St Louis Scottrade Center, MO
Oct 15: Detroit Little Caesars Arena, MI
Oct 17: Milwaukee Wisconsin Entertainment & Sports Centre, WI
Oct 18: St Paul Xcel Energy Center, MN

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.