Billy Corgan, the leader of Smashing Pumpkins, will put over 150 pieces of his own personal equipment up for sale next month.
In a partnership with online gear marketplace Reverb, the ‘Official Billy Corgan Reverb Shop’ will open on August 16. A preview of some of the items is available now.
The preview says: “Over the past three years, Reverb has launched over a dozen official artist shops selling the personal gear collections of rock icons. But the Official Billy Corgan Reverb Shop, launching August 16th, is unlike anything we’ve done before.
“Both the sheer inventory size — over 150 listings — and the provenance of the items make this shop required browsing for any Corgan fan, or, for that matter, anyone who cares about the history of rock. This is the core gear used on the albums and tours all of which helped define Corgan as a musician.”
Corgan is selling the drum machine he used on the original Smashing Pumpkins’ demos along with a Stratocaster and a pair of Marshall JMP-1 amps that he played on both Siamese Dream and Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.
As well as equipment used by Corgan in his time with The Smashing Pumpkins, there’s also gear used during his time with Zwan, including his main Gibson Les Paul Special and guitars and amps used on his solo album TheFutureEmbrace.