88 pieces of Gary Moore’s musical equipment will be put up for auction on Wednesday 11 December this year.
The Belfast-born blues rock virtuoso saw a career that spanned four decades, starting with Skid Row in 1968, alongside Philip Lynott, who he would play alongside with in several different Thin Lizzy line-ups during the 70s. Moore also played in jazz-rock band Colosseum II. From the 70s he launched his solo career, seeing the notable release of Still Got the Blues in 1990. Over his career, Moore collaborated with blues and rock royalty such B.B King, Albert’s King and Collins, Greg Lake, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker, John Mayall and Paul Rodgers. Moore died in 2011 at the age of 58.
The items up for auction include guitars, amplifiers, effects pedals and synthesisers. Some notable items are a 1983 Boss HM-2, a 1963 Burns Sonic Model guitar and two Gibson archtop guitars. The list of gear spans Moore’s studio and stage equipment from the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, right up to his last tour in 2010.