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 - Can't Buy A Thrill - US - vinyl LP - £150.00, $198.00, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2021 12:53)on December 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm
STEELY DAN Can't Buy A Thrill (1972 10-track white label promo vinyl LP, their debut album including the singles Do It Again and Reelin' In The Years. The promo stickered pasted gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor edgewear andthe vinyl shows only a few light signs of play. A superb collectors item! ABCX-758)
- Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - 1st - US - vinyl LP - Promo - £150.00, $198.00, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2021 12:39)on December 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm
STEELY DAN Pretzel Logic (1974 US white label promo 11-track vinyl LP including the classic Rikki Don't Lose That Number, promo stickered gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays light edgewear and the vinyl has very little sign of play ABCD-808)
- Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £125.00, $165.00, €146.25 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2021 12:10)on December 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm
STEELY DAN Pretzel Logic (Very scarce 1974 Japanese advance promotional sample for the 11-track vinyl LP, the legendary pop fusion group's third studio album, including the classic Rikki Don't Lose That Number, with custom black on white labels & heavy duty gatefold pasted sleeve with 12-page lyric booklet & obi-strip. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl looks barely played IPP-80988)
- Steely Dan - Katy Lied - US - vinyl LP - Promo - £150.00, $198.00, €175.50 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2021 11:59)on December 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm
STEELY DAN Katy Lied (Original 1975 US white label promo LP, promo stickered glossy picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve has a spine split near the bottom and shows very light shelfwear but otherwise remains in excellent condition. The vinyl shows little evidence of play! ABCD-846)
- Steely Dan - Aja - Japanese - vinyl LP - £45.00, $59.40, €52.65 (New Item) (arrived 02-Dec-2021 11:37)on December 6, 2021 at 3:38 pm
STEELY DAN Aja (1980 Japanese issue of the 1977 7-track LP, a career highlight featuring the classics Peg & Deacon Blues, the whole album of course is one of the great masterpieces of the seventies. Comes complete with the fold-out Japanese/lyric insert & discography obi-strip. The picture sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl appears barely played. A superb example VIM-4039)