Sonic Reducers: Hey, Ho, Everything Must Go!

Johnny Ramone's guitar is up for auction? We have something to say about that.

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Everything has its price. And soon, we’ll find out how much Johnny Ramone’s 1965 Mosrite Ventures II guitar is worth.

The iconic instrument, which he used at every Ramones gig and on every album from 1977 onward, is up for auction as we speak, with bidding in the high five figures (and clearly destined to go much higher). Granted, it’s not exactly a Picasso. But it’s more than important enough for Eric Alper and I to squawk about in today’s edition of Sonic Reducers. Listen in as we discuss the auction, debate whether rock memorabilia like this belongs in a museum or people’s houses, and learn that Eric could fit into Joan Jett’s old leather jacket. Sonic Reducers: One topic. Two music nerds. Five minutes. Everything you need to know.