D’Addario has announced the launch of the Official Jim D’Addario Reverb Guitar Collection on Reverb.com.
All proceeds from the shop will be donated to the D’Addario Foundation, which provides support to music education programs – bringing children across the USA access to music education. The foundation provides equipment support, performance and learning opportunities, college scholarships and fundraising assistance to these programs.
Jim D’Addario explained the choice to put the collection up for sale: “I have more than 50 awesome guitars in my collection and unfortunately I find I am not playing most of them. Out of feeling guilty that some of these great guitars are not being played regularly and a desire to continue to support music education in a major way, I have decided to start the first round of selling some of my collection.”
The 14 guitars from Jim’s collection being sold, beginning today (5 February) include:
- D’Angelico Excel Archtop Sunburst – 1956
- Gibson ES-347 Semi-Hollow Tobacco Sunburst – 1979
- Gibson Les Paul Custom Alpine White – 1974
- Gibson S400CES Super 400 Sunburst – 1956
- Hagstrom HIIB Electric Bass Sunburst – 1960s
- Larrivée L72 Presentation Acoustic Guitar – 1979
- C.F. Martin 00-42 Flat Top Acoustic Guitar – 1919
- Martin D-76 Bicentennial #240- 1976
- Martin DCRNS Transaction Acoustic 32 of 100 – 2002
- Ernie Ball Music Man Luke Pearl Blue HSS – 1996
- Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette Black HSH – 2003
- Ernie Ball Music Man Silhouette White HSH – 1997
- Ovation Elite Book 30th Anniversary Model 1768-7LTD Natural – 1997
- Rickenbacker 370/12 Roger McGuinn Signature Model Blonde – 1988
Many of the guitars feature signatures from notable musicians, such as the Rolling Stones, Eagles, Cliff Burton, Joe Satriani and more.
It was also recently announced that Jim D’Addario is to be replaced by his nephew and current president, John D’addario III.