Chris Cabarra of Dashboard Confessional has collaborated with Reverb.com to sell some of his most prized posessions and memorabilia that spans his 20 year career. When gigging as Dashboard Confessional instead of his original band Further Seems Farther he chose to use a Fender Acoustasonic PPR370 amplifier that was able to handle both his vocals and guitar in a live setting.
That amplifier, along with his beloved Guild F65CEs, is going up for auction in The Official Dashboard Confessional Reverb Shop on Monday, September 23.
Cabarra shares his thoughts on the instruments he’s parting ways with, touring with the Acoustasonic and more. Check out the video above.
The Official Dashboard Confessional Reverb Shop will also feature:
- A Vox AC-30 HWH Carrabba used to record “Vindicated,” “Stolen,” and “Reasons to Believe;” a Fender Twin Deluxe and Bogner Shiva used on every song on A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar and every tour and record since; and a Line 6 Vetta II used while writing and touring for Dashboard Confessional and Further Seems Forever’s reunion shows.
- An Ernie Ball Music Man Axis that Carrabba says saved A Mark, A Mission. “There was a moment of panic that set in when the producer Gil Norton decided that all of the finished guitar tracks on the entire record were out of tune. We made a mad scramble and bought 15 guitars to have a shootout. The Ernie Ball Music Man won by a mile.”
- A blonde 1974 Fender Telecaster Custom, a sunburst 1972 Telecaster Custom, and a sunburst Epiphone FT-90 Dorado that have appeared on every record since Dusk and Summer. “I am a Tele guy, and these are two of the best I have ever laid my hands on.”
- A black Gibson Melody Maker that was the first electric guitar Carrabba ever purchased and a Red Gibson ES-335 that was the first electric he played with Dashboard Confessional. “I love this guitar,” Carrabba says of the 335. “It made me brave enough to play the songs the way I heard them in my head—not just as I was expected to play them. Plug it into a Fender Twin Deluxe and play ‘Hands Down.’ I did.”
- A Gibson Songbird Deluxe acoustic guitar that Carraba used to write songs so frequently that he became terrified that he would lose it and then he wouldn’t be able to write songs on it ever again. “Part of the reason I’m parting with all of these guitars—and this one is the biggest example—is to upend my own methodology in my approach to writing. I know there are songs and songs and songs in here to be found by the next owner,” he says.