As an artist who’s been championing another era of rock, The Black Keys‘ Dan Auerbach knows a lot about vintage instruments—which is why he’s a perfect fit to appear on American Pickers, a History Channel TV show about relics from the past.
Auerbach will be kicking off the latest season of the show, which premieres next Wednesday, May 6.
The object of his affection? A Chet Akins Gretsch guitar, and specifically a model nicknamed “Rudy,” which he checks out in a video posted at Rolling Stone.
“The Chet Atkins model is probably the most desirable Gretsch,” said Auerbach as he tested it out.