Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou is selling his guitars

FOR SALE: Chris Joannou playing bass guitar back in his Silverchair days.
FOR SALE: Chris Joannou playing bass guitar back in his Silverchair days.

ATTENTION Silverchair fans. Redraw the home loan or refinance your mortgage, because you’re going to want some spare cash handy.

From Thursday Silverchair bassist Chris Joannou is selling a host of his guitars, amps and other equipment he used during the Newcastle rock legends’ illustrious career.

The sale includes Joannou’s white late-'70s Fender Precision called “Whitey” and a 1975 Natural Fender Precision known as “Phil.” Both bass guitars were used during Silverchair’s final album Young Modern and its subsequent tour.

Joannou, who these days is the co-owner of popular bar and restaurant The Edwards, said he hoped the sale through online site Reverb would find a welcoming home for his music gear.

“It’s always hard to part with gear – especially when I have so much history with them all,” Joannou said. “But this gear shouldn’t be sitting around my home, it should be in someone’s hands being played.”