The story of the Klon Centaur is an intriguing one. The overdrive’s mythical nature quickly grew beyond its namesake, and it now fetches upwards of $4,000 via retailers such as Reverb.com – which is where Josh Scott, owner of JHS Pedals, is selling Klon Centaur #2.
Despite the serial number, the pedal was built and sold first, as Klon main-man Bill Finnegan set aside #1 for himself – building it later on.
Scott’s reverb listing, which asks $500,000 for the pedal, reads: “You know what it is. If you want the best Klon, it’s this Klon.”
“Because of the prices lately here on the Reverb, I think this is a fair price for what it is. I only took one picture because that’s good enough. What you see is what you get, no box, nothing, just the pedal. The pedal will be hand-delivered by me, in-person to anywhere on earth for free. Allow 30 days for me to clear my schedule and get it to you from the date of purchase.”
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“Buy it or don’t, I don’t really care,” the listing concludes.
Currently, other Klons are listed on the marketplace for as much as $5,800, but, of course, none of those pedals have the elusive #2 serial number. Whether the pedal is ever intended to sell is another matter – Josh is an avid collector of rare and hard to find pedals, and documents this as part of the JHS Show.
Given the last sentence of the listing and its extreme asking price, it’s fair to assume that the whole escapade is a light-hearted jab at the high prices collector-grade pedals (especially the Klon Centaur) often demand. But, it’s a jab which could see Scott end up down one Klon Centaur and the cost of a plane ticket, and up $500,000…
View the listing here.
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