Reverb.com, the online marketplace for buying, selling, and learning about music gear, has partnered with bassist Mike Gordon to sell a fresh batch of gear in The Official Mike Gordon Reverb Shop. This round features guitars, bass guitars, and more used by the Phish bassist and solo artist on tour and in the studio.
“I’m not a collector per sé, but I do like to find instruments and sounds that are unique and special — both old and new. So I’ve accumulated a smattering of interesting ones, especially for the sake of experimenting in the studio and, sometimes, to mix it up on stage,” Gordon said of his gear preferences. “I also really have a deep appreciation for builders that innovate and strive for aesthetic beauty and cool sounds.”
Among the items for sale in The Official Mike Gordon Reverb Shop is a guitar built by longtime Phish luthier, Paul Languedoc. While any Languedoc guitar is a rare find — Reverb.com has only had one other pass through the marketplace — the Paul Languedoc G2 6 String Hollowbody Electric Guitar in Gordon’s shop is constructed with a spruce top for a more acoustic tone.
“I’ve had it since 2001 and played it — or had people play it —on most of my solo albums and on albums with Leo Kottke, just in little moments,” Gordon said of the guitar. “I love how Paul makes his own tools even, then uses such an incredible craftsmanship to make guitars that are like art pieces. Plus there’s that undeniable tone.”
Other items available in Gordon’s shop include:
- A Turner Renaissance Electric Hollowbody Bass that was used largely in the studio and served as Gordon’s only fretless for many years.
- A Lakland Hollowbody Deluxe Electric 4 String Bass used for many songs on Sixty Six Steps, the second studio album from Gordon and Leo Kottke. According to Gordon, the Lakland is “an amazing example of a retro sound with modern reliability.”
- A 1960’s Danelectro Silvertone 1448 that Gordon “needed to have” after playing a similar guitar in Marco Benevento’s living room.
Reverb.com is the online marketplace to buy, sell and learn about new, used, and vintage music gear. Since launching in 2013, Reverb.com has grown into the world’s most popular music gear website, connecting millions of people around the world to the gear and the inspiration they need to make music. The marketplace is comprised of hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers – from beginner musicians, mom-and-pop shops, and boutique builders to collectors, large retailers, popular manufacturers, and rock stars. At any given time, the site has roughly half a million listings ranging from electric, acoustic and bass guitars to effects, studio gear, synthesizers, drums, DJ equipment, orchestra instruments, music-making software, and more.