A New Book By… Guy Mackenzie!

Posted on: 8th September 2023

Guy Mackenzie of the Guitar Collection has written a memoir of his unconventional life!

“A Reluctant Aristocrat – Assorted Memories of My Unconventional Life” covers Guy’s early life in Scotland right up to developing and restoring Cornish properties. And yes! There’s a big section devoted to Guy’s guitar collection!

See list of stockists below or contact us at: info@theguitarcollection.org.uk.


List of Stockists:

A Reluctant Aristocrat is now available to order from all good bookshops. For more information, enquiries or to order direct please email: info@theguitarcollection.org.uk
A Reluctant Aristocrat is £12.60 or £15.00 including postage within the UK.

“I finished your book from end to end and loved it. It made the tube journeys into London and back, on my social evenings, fly by.”
Frank Allen, The Searchers.

“Thank you for the glowing mention of Supersound – it is very nice to know that all our hard work will not be forgotten.”
Mary Wootton (aged 93) who with her husband, Alan, formed Supersound Electronic Products (amps, guitars & basses) in 1952 and ran the Company until 1974!

“A most enjoyable & entertaining read that casts a lot more light on the varied life and exploits of the author”.
Gary Davies author of “Anniversary Strat” www.anniversarystrat.com

“A Reluctant Aristocrat: Assorted Memories of my Unconventional Life by Guy Mackenzie is his look through his life which took him though a series of experiences which, extraordinarily could be described as ‘iconic moments’ in the history of his times, and the places.”
Toni Carver, St Ives Times & Echo, April 12th, 2024
Full review available to read as a PDF download: St Ives Times & Echo review of A Reluctant Aristocrat (PDF, 13MB)