Jack White is selling rare guitars, amps, pedals and more in a massive Third Man Records auction

Jack White and Third Man Records are selling guitars and other gear
(Image credit: Online Nashville Auctions)

Jack White and Third Man Records have announced a massive online auction featuring electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, personal items, stage equipment and other one-of-a-kind items – including furniture – from the label’s archives and Jack White’s musical career and collection.

The auction takes place via Online Nashville Auctions from August 26 at 9 AM CST to August 30 at 9 PM CST. A portion of proceeds will go to benefit the John Peel Centre, Gideon's Army and the Detroit Phoenix Center.

Items on offer include stage monitor covers and pedalboards used on tour by the White Stripes, drum sets from The Hardest Button to Button video, clothing used in an array of video shoots and many guitars from Jack White’s personal collection.

modified EVH Wolfgang

modified EVH Wolfgang (Image credit: Online Nashville Auctions)

Among those guitars are two EVH Wolfgang models, one that was used on White’s 2018 album Boarding House Reach and the accompanying tour, and that was modified with Lace Sensor pickups and momentary "interruptor" switch, as well as a custom wooden banjo arm-rest.

The other is a "base model" Wolfgang featured in White’s Over and Over and Over video and painted to match the black and white set. It comes complete with the original strings (including a broken one) from the video, as well as the sneakers he wore in the clip.

There’s also a Gretsch Triple Jet prototype used by White on numerous solo and Raconteurs tours, a black-and-yellow finished Orpheus, a Framus archtop and a pink Daisy Rock acoustic gifted to White by Wanda Jackson, who also signed the body.

Vintage National

Vintage National amp (Image credit: Online Nashville Auctions)

Additionally, there’s a host of amps used on Third Man recordings over the years, including vintage National and Gretsch 6165 combos, as well as a 15-watt Sonic Machine Factory that White used on tour with the White Stripes.

One the pedal side of things, meanwhile, White is auctioning off a slew of unusual stompboxes, including a Molten Voltage G-Quencer, a Sitori Sonics Swinger, a Celestial Effects Cancer Wah The Fuzz? and a Far East Electric Maboroshi, a rare Japanese fuzz from his personal collection.

Far East Electric Maboroshi fuzz

Far East Electric Maboroshi fuzz (Image credit: Online Nashville Auctions)

And if you need a place to put ‘em all, there’s also a White Stripes pedalboard up for bidding. As the listing says, "Don't be fooled! This beat up piece of plywood is actually a rare piece of White Stripes tour memorabilia. Once the resting place for some of Jack White's tone/pitch bending, mind-altering pedals. Don't miss your chance to own one of the most coveted pieces of plywood of all time!”

All items come directly from Third Man Records and have a certificate of authenticity. Visitors must register an account to bid, and bids of $1,000 or above will be approved by an auction house.

For more information, head to Online Nashville Auctions.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.