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The Guitar Collection of Guy Mackenzie


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Freshman 5800

Date: 21st December 2008
Name: PAul Austen
Number: 159

I had a Freshman 5800 back in the 80’s, but mine had a maple neck. Neck was bent, it was unplayable, surprised it didn’t put me off playing the guitar. Cost me £18.00 in about 82. It amazes me the price of these “budget” brands now on ebay. When they were new they were rubbish, now they are just old rubbish 😉 but fascinating for those of us who tried to learn on them. All the best, Paul

Antiques Road Show

Date: 17th December 2008
Name: Scott
Number: 158

Dear Guy,

Many congratulations on your updated site, it really is an excellent means of sharing your passion with the world!!.
Having seen your guitars on the BBC’s Antiques Road Show and in person, I must say collection is fabulous.
I have been pondering my favourite and it is difficult to say but I think it has to be the Dallas Tuxedo AKA ‘Tux’, but the Vox Shadow and Vox White (red!!) Shadow and Fender Jaguar Mustang are all close seconds. I also admire the Shergold PD Custom due to its striking colour. I better not forget to mention the Bruno ‘Vernon’ if not only at least for its it excellent name!!

I look forward to seeing you and the collection again at Christmas.
Best Wishes, Scott.

Shaftesbury model “65” Hollow Body

Date: 11th December 2008
Name: Pete Turner
Number: 157

Hi Guy – first of all congratulations on such a wonderful collection and for setting up the website – fantastic.

Secondly, a massive thanks to yourself and Paul Day for your kind assistance in helping me to identify and date my Shaftesbury model “65” Hollow Body (Thinline ‘T’ type) guitar. Much appreciated! I’ll send you a piccy or two when the restoration is complete. And no, sadly my Dad no longer has his Framus Star Bass – I wonder where it is now?!

No doubt I’ll be clicking my way back here quite often – keep up the good work.

Best regards – Pete


Date: 10th December 2008
Name: Jordan
Number: 156

i have a sunburst paint, hollowed out, dual pickup, 4 sound afect options, guitar and i has a quick glance at ur piks of your colection and i noticed u dont have it, if you are located anywere in the uk and im willing to sell u it for a price of your choice

Terrific collections

Date: 10th December 2008
Name: Bill Styler
Number: 155

I am thoroughly enjoying the views. This is a terrific collections and site. Thanks!

Bill Styler

Loving New Look

Date: 8th December 2008
Name: Iona
Number: 154

Dad, we’re loving the new look site, it’s great!

Very proud!

Love you xxx

Mid-sixties Japanese copy

Date: 6th December 2008
Name: Scott Smith
Number: 153

I’ve been trying to identify a guitar I bought in a pawn shop over 2 years ago. It was obviously a mid-sixties Japanese copy of a Jaguar but with NOTHING on the headstock that would help me identify it. Thanks to this wonderful website of your guitar collection I now know that it is a 4 pick-up version of your “Bruno
Vernon”. THANK YOU !

Fantastic collection

Date: 4th December 2008
Name: Trevor Janes
Number: 152

Fantastic collection, I’m very jealous!


Date: 24th November 2008
Name: Chris Jameson
Number: 151

Guy has really got the knowledge! i asked him about a guitar with a plate made by Bendix on it, made in the 60’s and which i got 20 years ago. it totally flummoxed him and Paul, but even then they still knew more about it than anyone else on the net!! this kind of site is not only entertaining, but a facinating source of info too. wonderful stuff!


Date: 22nd November 2008
Name: TATMAN (roy)
Number: 150

Hi there buddy , wow how your collection has grown !! thanks for the read of the magazine , which was very interesting!!!! i particulary like the hondo m16 :~) well cool . must have been a hard one to get hold of. all the best for now and i will catch up with you in a couple of weeks if not before:~D regards form tatman

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