By Adam Perlmutter

Not long ago, Jim D’Addario, Chairman of the Board and Chief Innovation Officer of D’Addario & Company, Inc., began to feel guilty that most of the guitars in his 50-instrument collection were being neglected. D’Addario decided to pair with Reverb to sell an initial batch of 14 of these guitars.


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1956 D’Angelico Excel

Among the acoustic highlights are a 1956 D’Angelico Excel, originally made for the jazz guitarist Bob Miranda, which he played with legendary singers like Tony Bennett and Nina Simone.

1919 Martin 00-42

There’s also a 1919 Martin 00-42, with its ornate inlay work, set up by the luthier Flip Scipio. More recent offerings include a Larrivée L72 Presentation model and a Martin DCRNS Transaction.

Larriveé L72 Presentation

All proceeds will be donated to the D’Addario Foundation, a non-profit that provides support to music education programs around the country. For more on the instruments, see The Official Jim D’Addario Reverb Guitar Collection.

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