Deryck Whibley is selling off a “treasure trove” of gear used across two decades with Sum 41

Sum 41 Deryck Whibley's guitar gear
(Image credit: Reverb)

Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has announced plans to sell-off a pile of gear, including a 1962 Gibson SG, a custom-made Thinline Tele and various other items ammassed over his 20 year career.

“I've never sold anything,” comments Whibley. “I’ve always just collected stuff.” 

The most notable item in the sale is a custom-built Fender Thinline Telecaster in white. It features a Fishman Powerbridge piezo and a single-coil pickup and was designed to Whibley’s own specification in order to perform the song Pieces.

Among the other items is a Marshall JCM900 Lead 1960 4x12 cab, which he says is the first he ever owned and featured in the video for 2001 breakthrough hit In Too Deep.

“I got [it in] like the buy and sell magazine during high school,” says Whibley. “[I drove] two hours to test out this cabinet somewhere in the suburbs. Some guy had it in his basement, and I picked it up, and that traveled with me for a long time. It made it onto our first record, Half Hour of Power.”

Elsewhere in the sale is a 1962 Gibson SG, which Whibley used on Walking Disaster and Pull The Curtain from 2007 album Underclass Hero.

There’s also a 2003 Gretsch 6118 Anniversary model, which was used on a host of Sum 41 recordings across the last decade, including sessions for 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder, 2016’s 13 Voices, and 2019’s Order In Decline. You can see it in the video for Catching Fire, too.

Then there’s a selection of Yamaha acoustics that saw action across radio sessions, a Gibson Les Paul Classic Goldtop (originally purchased for Sum 41 guitarist Tom Thacker in 2007) and a Joe Meek VC3Q Mic Pre that Whibley says he used to create demos for almost all of the tracks on their first three records.

Finally, the sale is brought right up to date with the inclusion of a Wizard MTL amp, which Reverb says was behind the many heavy tones on the band’s latest record Heaven and Hell.

“I got a couple of their amps a few years ago,” comments Whibley. “And they're just really good. It's just got that perfect heavy sound for me, and I used it a lot [on the upcoming record.”

To take a look at the full sale, head over to Reverb.

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Matt Parker

Matt is a staff writer for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.