J Mascis selling tons of his personal gear
Indie rock guitar hero J Mascis has lots of cool gear, as you might imagine, and he'll now be selling over 100 pieces, including guitars, amps, synths, an electric sitar, drums, pedals, and more. He's selling them on The Official J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. Reverb Shop which will launch on Halloween.
Here are details via Reverb.com's website:
He’s selling a beautiful cache of vintage guitars, including a 1929 Pre-War Martin Parlor, a refined 1965 Burgundy Mist Fender Jaguar, and a 1954 Pre-Gibson Epiphone Acoustic flattop that supposedly belonged to Richard Gere at one point. J is also selling the 1968 Martin D-28S that he often used in the studio and while touring in support of his solo projects.
Naturally, J’s shop also features a couple of amps, like the signature ‘69 Marshall 100W Super Tremolo with the massive 8x10 Marshall 1990 cab and a ‘70s Purple Fender Twin Reverb, about which J told us, "Of course I got it because it was purple and it was cheap."
As any fan would know, J considers himself "a drummer that plays guitar," and his shop will include a few choice drum pieces as well.
A clear standout in the drum corner is a C&C Purple Sparkle Drum set that J used while drumming for Sweet Apple. He’s also parting with a pair of Leedy and Ludwig kick drum shells that he used with his and Lou Barlow’s high school hardcore band, Deep Wound. More standout drum pieces are the ‘70s Blue Sparkle Gretsch Rack Toms that were used on Green Mind, Whatever’s Cool With Me, Where You Been, and J’s self-titled LP, which he says is his favorite record he’s ever played on.
Known for his extensive use of fuzz pedals — specifically Big Muffs and Tone Benders — the shop will also feature dozens of pedals used in the studio and on tour. You can also find a couple of odds and ends peppered into J’s official shop, like the Danelectro Baby Electric Sitar that he used on tour with Dino and a Moog MemoryMoog used on several J Mascis + The Fog albums while J was "going through [his] synth period."
You can see pictures of some of the gear HERE, and watch J discuss/display some of the gear in his usual deadpan and show off some his shredding in a video below: