A selection of equipment used by late Steely Dan guitarist and bassist Walter Becker is to be auctioned later this year.
Julien’s will be handling the sale over two days on October 18 and 19 and it’ll include guitars made by D’Angelico, Sadowsky, Gibson, Fender and Martin that Becker used both in the studio and on the road.
Along with instruments, the sale will also include amps, recording gear, effects pedals and more.
Julien’s Auctions CEO and president Darren Julien says: “Julien’s Auctions is thrilled to offer this exceptional collection of musical instruments and gear owned and cherished by Walter Becker – the co-founder and creative genius of one of the most acclaimed and visionary bands of all time, Steely Dan. Becker was also a solo artist of uncommon uniqueness and creativity.
“Walter Becker was legendary for his unique sound, curiosity, knowledge, and high audiophile standards. He took pleasure in experimenting musically to develop perfect sonic landscape that would best support his creative and musical intentions.
“This extensive and wide-ranging collection reflects all of these characteristics and more that helped make Walter Becker one of the most talented and respected all-around musicians and sonic connoisseurs of his generation.”
A full list of items will be revealed closer to the time of the sale, with fans asked to register their interest on the website.
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- Steely Dan - Four Tracks From Steely Dan - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2022 14:36)on November 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm
STEELY DAN Four Tracks From Steely Dan (1977 UK 4-track 12" EP including Do It Again, Dallas, Haitian Divorce & Sail The Waterway. The picture sleeve has some brief press blurb printed on the reverse along with the tracklist & picture discography. The sleeve dislplays minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played ABE12003)
- Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill - 50th Anniversary - Sealed - US - vinyl LP - £29.99, $35.99, €34.79 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2022 08:41)on November 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm
STEELY DAN Can't Buy A Thrill (50th Anniversary limited edition 10-track LP, the debut album originally released in 1972 and universally regarded as an all-time classic. Featuring the band's breakthrough hits Do It Again, Reelin' In TheYears and the recently viral Dirty Work. Meticulously remastered by Bernie Grundman and cut by Alex Abrash at his renowned AA Mastering studio, pressed at Precision. Gatefold piicture sleeve, factory sealed. Essential) #Top 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
- Steely Dan - Deacon Blues - UK - 12" vinyl - £25.00, $30.00, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 06-Nov-2022 09:10)on November 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm
STEELY DAN Deacon Blues (Classic 1977 UK 12" single, on the yellow ABC 'target' label. Also features the b-side Josie, housed in an 'Aja' blue title sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played ABC4217)
- Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Yellow - UK - 7" vinyl - £30.00, $36.00, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 13:21)on November 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm
STEELY DAN Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1979 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Yellow Vinyl, also including Any Major Dude Will Tell You, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light ringwear and the vinyl appears barely played ABC4241)
- Steely Dan - Rikki Don't Lose That Number - Yellow Vinyl - EX - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $24.00, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Nov-2022 08:54)on November 29, 2022 at 12:17 pm
STEELY DAN Rikki Don't Lose That Number (1979 UK limited edition 7" single pressed on Yellow Vinyl, also including Any Major Dude Will Tell You, picture sleeve. The sleeve has a slight sticker mark in the top right corner, whilst the vinyl looks barely played ABC4241)