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Green Day For Sale

Billie Joe Armstrong selling band gear via Reverb store

Gary Graff
December 20, 2017

Green Day guitarist and frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is doing a bit of housecleaning — and letting fans benefit from it. Armstrong is holding a Green Day Garage Sale via the Reverb online store, selling a number of guitars, amps and studio gear he’s used over the years.

He explains in a video on www.reverb.com that “after 30 years of collecting odds and ends and really good stuff what ended up happening is I got too many, so we’ve got to sell some of it off, some of it just kind of sat there.”

The list includes includes a number of Les Paul Junior guitars, which, according to Armstrong: “I’ve got too many of them. It’s bad. It’s a problem. I just love that guitar. They’re so…cool, man, and all of them have great qualities.”

He’s also selling off a Gibson 1968 Les Paul Special, a Martin D-41 acoustic, a Burns Brian May guitar he used when Green Day would play Queen’s “We Will Rock You,”  a Victoria 35210-T tweed Super amplifier he used on American Idiot, two Silvertone amps from the Uno!, Dos! and Tre! albums sessions, and some Gretsch guitars, including one he played for Foxboro Hot Tubs projects. The entire list can be found at www.reverb.com.