Lou Reed’s Estate Selling Off a Lot of His Gear on eBay

This appeared on Lou’s Facebook page:

Lou Reed eBay Auction:

Over the past thirty years Lou Reed amassed a large collection of equipment in support of his many tours. While all of his most important guitars, amps, and effects will be kept by Sister Ray Enterprises for his archive, there are many pieces of musical gear and road cases that need to be sold. Over the next few weeks these items will be auctioned through eBay. The proceeds will go towards the work that is underway to develop the Lou Reed Archive.

Please support this effort by checking our eBay page. New items will be posted every few days. A wide variety of items will be available. All of these items were kept at Sister Ray Enterprises and were used by Lou and his band on tour. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a piece of music history.

If you live in or around NYC, we’ll be listing select items for local pickup before they go up on eBay. You can sign up to receive these listings here.

I did a bit of browsing and although I have no professional use for most of this gear, it would be kinda cool to have some Lou’s stuff in the house for a keepsake, you know?  For example, how many times was “Satellite of Love” played on this keyboard?

Yamaha P80 Electric Piano

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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