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A Reluctant Aristocrat – Interviewed!

Posted on: 24th January 2024

Guy Mackenzie was recently interviewed by BBC Cornwall’s Matt Shepherd. They chat about Guy’s new book (naturally!) – A Reluctant Aristocrat – and key points in Guy’s life:

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

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!

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“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!

Phil Walker Star of The Story of Guitar Heroes and Jaime Lovett in 2019!

Posted on: 16th December 2019

Cornwall in July 2019

Phil played a range of The Guitar Collection’s choicest guitars and recorded these videos:

Newly restored 1977 Burns Mirage – played for the first time since being restored:

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Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Show 2019

Posted on: 25th September 2019

Marty Wilde 80th Birthday

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Full Interview with DJ Matt Shepherd

Posted on: 16th April 2018

Last year, Guy Mackenzie interviewed radio DJ, author, raconteur, musical historian & thoroughly nice guy Matt Shepherd!

The full, uncut interview is now available on The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel:

The Beatles at Stowe 1963

Posted on: 8th March 2018

On April 4th 1963, The Beatles played at Stowe School. The Guitar Collection’s Guy Mackenzie was there and here’s his story of that day!

(An earlier post in the Archive has photos of that very concert!)


The Diamonds January 18th Tampa, USA

Posted on: 29th January 2018

Interview with Spencer James Guitarist for The Searchers

Posted on: 29th January 2018

Interview with Spencer James – The Searchers Guitarist.

Spencer James talks about White Plains “My Baby Loves Loving”, First Class “Beach Baby”, working for Jim Marshall, Marshall Amps, touring with The Searchers for over 30 years and his guitars with Guy Mackenzie of The Guitar Collection. Filmed in The “Dungeons” of The Regal theatre, Redruth, Cornwall!

More videos and interviews at The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel!

The Searchers’ Frank Allen Interviewed by Guy Mackenzie

Posted on: 18th December 2017

Interview with Frank Allen – The Searchers bass player since 1964.

Frank Allen talks to Guy Mackenzie about Cliff Bennetts Rebel Rousers, life with the Searchers, touring the USA, playing to 80,000 at Wembley with Cliff Richard & The Royal Variety Performance!

More videos and interviews at The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel!

“Guitar Heroes” Wednesday 12th June 2017 Exeter Corn Exchange

Posted on: 26th June 2017

Phil Walker of "Guitar Heroes...the Ultimate Guitar Show" with Lars Mullen and Guy Mackenzie.Phil Walker of “Guitar Heroes…the Ultimate Guitar Show” with Lars Mullen and Guy Mackenzie.

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