By KENNETH WATTENBERGThe world’s biggest guitar pedal board is now available for $3,500.
The OiJog Guitar Pedal Board sold for a cool $4.5 million on the auction block on Wednesday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, with a buyer reporting a final bid of $3.5 billion.
The board’s design, which can be mounted on a standard guitar guitar or electric guitar, was designed by engineer John Schreier, who also designed the guitar pedals that came out of the early days of the instrument.
Schreier said in an interview with Guitar Player that he wanted the board to be easy to use, easy to adjust and have a high level of playability.
He also wanted it to be able to play guitar and bass strings and be able play up to 24 chords in its own right.
The seller, who wanted to remain anonymous, said he sold it for a “very good price” because it is the kind of instrument that can be used in bands.
Schriers board can be plugged into the guitar, pedal or amp via a standard 6-volt power supply, or it can be powered by a USB-powered guitar pedal.
The Ojog Guitar pedalboard sold for about $3 million in the same auction block in December.
Schreiers guitar pedalboard was designed in 1959 and first sold for less than $500,000 in 1958.
After that, it has been on the market for over a decade.