Mike Gordon Partners With Reverb To Sell Gear Used In Studio & On Tour


Phish bassist Mike Gordon has teamed with Reverb.com to sell gear he’s used live while on tour and during studio recording sessions. The items will go on sale in The Official Mike Gordon Reverb Shop starting this Thursday, October 12.

Among the guitars, bass guitars and other equipment being sold is a rare Paul Languedoc G2 6-string hollowbody electric guitar. The handcrafted instrument was designed with a spruce top to generate 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 Languedoc 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.”

Additional items Gordon is selling 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 1960s Danelectro Silvertone 1448 that Gordon “needed to have” after playing a similar guitar in Marco Benevento’s living room.

“I’m not a collector per se, but I do like to find instruments and sounds that are unique and special — both old and new,” said Gordon. “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. I also really have a deep appreciation for builders that innovate and strive for aesthetic beauty and cool sounds.”

Follow this link to read more from Mike regarding the gear he’s putting up for sale. Gordon’s used gear will be available in The Official Mike Gordon Reverb Shop starting at 11 a.m. ET on Thursday, October 12.