Former Verve guitarist Nick McCabe is selling off various guitars, amps and pieces of musical equipment via his Facebook page.
McCabe announced the sale on May 18 and has been regularly updating the items on sale. Among the sought-after pieces are a 1972 Telecaster Deluxe seen on the ‘Love Is Noise’ video, and pedals used on 2008 Verve album ‘Forth’.
In a May 18 post, McCabe concedes that “The past two years have been hard on my bank balance” but later writes that he’s finding the clear-out rewarding. “I’m actually extracting a lot of joy from selling all this stuff off, who’d have thought,” he wrote. He’s also been posting pictures of himself packing and signing items bought by fans.
McCabe has let sentimentality get the better of him when it came to one item, his red Fender Stratocaster, named Spike, which was removed from sale.
“I’ve had all kinds of reactions to selling that guitar, but generally people closest to me say, ‘You can’t’,” he writes. “I’ve managed to autoerase most of my history several times, maybe it’s time to [stop] doing that. Everything else is still up for grabs.”
McCabe’s current band Black Submarine features his former Verve bandmate Simon Jones, as well as Davide Rossi, Michele ‘Mig’ Schillace and Amelia Tucker. The band’s debut album, ‘New Shores’, was released in February.