Neal Schon’s Pandemic Interest? Shopping for Dozens of Guitars.

In recent times, there’s been a development of well-known guitarists promoting off some or all of their collections. David Gilmour did simply that a couple of years in the past, with proceeds from the sale going to charities coping with local weather change. Final summer season, phrase got here that Journey guitarist Neal Schon was additionally promoting off 112 of his guitars — which, on the time, he mentioned was to clear area “for some new arrivals.”

That will have been an understatement.

In accordance with a brand new report from Final Traditional Rock, Schon has added 150 guitars to his assortment for the reason that begin of the pandemic. Some individuals baked sourdough, others received into Peloton; Neal Schon purchased guitars. All of us have our enthusiasms, in spite of everything.

In a current interview with PEOPLE, Schon supplied extra particulars about his shopping for habits. “I saved shopping for, shopping for, shopping for, shopping for, and it turned like a passion,” he mentioned.

“That turned the factor that I preferred doing in the course of the pandemic, apart from writing new materials,” he added — and famous that he had spent “some huge cash” on the guitars.

Whereas Schon is a fan of classic guitars, he revealed in the identical interview that he’s much less keen on Instagram. “There are such a lot of scams,” he mentioned. “I shut down imposters daily once I was on there and I simply received so drained.” He’s since closed down his account — which, one assumes, provides him extra time for his guitar assortment.