Sometimes known as the “rifle guitar”, and sold in the States as the Austin Hatchet. Manufactured in Korea c.1983 and selling then for £109. Definitely a fun little guitar with a superb fitted leatherette travel case.
A 1969 copy of the Vox Phantom. After Teisco was taken over by Kawai in 1967, the company concentrated on copies including of Vox and Burns guitars branded as Kawai, Del-Rey and Teisco.
Built by Egmond in the Netherlands, this Rosetti Airstream 11 was a starter guitar for 1960s UK musicians. The Rosetti Lucky 7 semi was used by Paul McCartney in his Hamburg days.
Hartley Peavey’s company, based in Meriden, Mississippi, manufactured only amps until 1978 when he added the T60 guitar to his product range. The guitar in my collection was built, with an ash body, in the USA in 1980 and this model continued until 1988.
Dating from 1963, an almost immaculate and nearly original example of one of the legendary guitars of the early 1960s. Mine came complete with its original Selmer fake crocodile skin case!
From 1961. This is the 2 pick-up version of Vox’s starter guitar – the single pick-up Stroller which retailed at 9 gns (£9.45) – but the extra electrics cost another 3 gns making the retail price of this piece of UK guitar history a massive 12 gns (£12.60).
Handbuilt c.1966 by Emile Grimshaw Jr. in London and now restored by Kif and custom pick-ups by Aaron (Kent) Armstrong. The six string versions were popular with English rockers such as Joe Brown, Alvin Lee, Bruce Welch and Pete Townshend.
This bass also stars in the second Bass Wars video! David Greenaway plays Guy’s Baldwin Vibraslim and Grimshaw Short Scale – watch the video to see his verdict:
A bass to match the Super Streamline guitar (sometimes known as the Martian Cricket Bat) dating from 1959, this example was the actual bass used by John Godfrey in the Mungo Jerry band (see archive) and pictured in the “Burns Book”.
This classic bass features in the following videos at The Guitar Collection YouTube Channel:
See how the Burns Weill Super Streamline compares to the Dallas Tuxedo:
From 1963. A very collectable example of these high quality guitars being one of only about 200 built specially by Hagstrom to the requirements of Ben Davis – owner of the Selmer company in London. It retailed with case at 77 gns (over £80).
Styled after the Gibson L6S and built in 1982, featuring a built-in graphic equaliser and Hofner’s version of the Bigsby palm pedal bridge, this is certainly a rare guitar, but also considered by some to be one of the best playing Hofners ever.