Update Oct 23, 2018: The link you need is here!
Every now and then, an artist will part with some of their old gear, and fans get a chance to own it. That’s exactly what’s going on with Marty Friedman, and the aptly chosen platform: Reverb.com
I’ll get the important stuff out of the way. You need to go to Marty & Reverb’s special page they set up for this sales extravaganza, and check out the merchandise.
But do it on Tuesday, October 23. No more, no less. Tuesday, October 23.
Now that that’s out of the way, I really dig reverb. It’s really an incredible site, whether you’re looking for some good deals on gear, or just figuring out what something is worth, just browsing all the stuff you wish you could buy. I’m seriously not affiliated with them in any way, I just dig their stuff. ’nuff said.
So why is Marty parting with all this stuff?
“Instead of sitting around and collecting dust, the gear should be in the hands of a fan or a musician who will take it and create something great with it.”
There you have it. He’s decreasing his storage space and increasing the joy in some guitarist’s lives at the same time.
Here’s a quick list of all the stuff you could potentially get your hands on – go to the above mentioned page if you want more images, or details.
- Black 99 Gibson Les Paul Standard (the image we’re featuring here)
- A few Japanese style traditional instruments, that you probably won’t know what to do with.
- A Tech 21 Trademark 60 amp
- A Bradley Firebird style guitar
- Several crate amps that he used onstage, in practice, etc.
And much, much more. Go check out the site if you want more details – you can also sign up to be notified the minute the site goes live, even though I told you the date, twice above 🙂
Marty was with Megadeth from 1990 til 1999 – about 10 years. He played on six of their albums:
- Rust in Peace
- Countdown to Extinction
- Hidden Treasures
- Cryptic Writings
Here’s a cool glance back in time, as Marty auditions for the Megadeth gig.
Definitely a pivotal moment in Metal history.