Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett is selling off his personal guitar collection

Foo Fighters 18/07/2018

On July 19th, Foo Fighter's guitarist Chris Shiflett is selling 20 guitars from his personal collection, including a number that have been used over the Foo's insane lifespan.

How good? (Shut up Jim)

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.

"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.”

According to the Reverb site (where Shiflett will be selling them), highlights 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."

  • A 1990s 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.

    If you want to get your grubby hands on one of these bad boys, keep an eye on the website Reverb, where Shiflett will be listing them tomorrow.