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The Guitar Collection of Guy Mackenzie


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Collection is phenomenal

Date: 4th July 2008
Name: Ray Brown
Number: 129

“hey that collection is phenomenal, I would love to see all them.”-.patience

Eclectic, electric collection

Date: 18th June 2008
Name: Reg Godwin
Number: 128

Hi Guy,
You promised you would stop at 80 guitars! This isn’t helping me cope with my own guitar collecting addiction. Seriously though, it’s a wonderful eclectic, electric collection and you are doing a great job keeping these old and occasionally eccentric guitars in preservation.
Looks like we’re both on the road to ruin courtesy of those irrestistible painted planks with strings.
All the best,
Reg Godwin

Dallas Tuxedo Bass

Date: 18th June 2008
Name: Nick Kennett
Number: 127

Guy, Thanks so much for the photo.
Here’s the story again for anyone else who’s interested.
I’ve got a Dallas Tuxedo Bass which I was given in 1975 as my first bass.It’s not really up to gigging now but I am in the process of restoring it to it’s former glory.
Generally speaking I wouldn’t restore a guitar of this age as I feel that 50 years of playing wear can only add to it’s charm, however on this occasion I think i’m justified as prior to starting the restoration you would struggle to recognise the bass as a Dallas Tuxedo. Heres how…….
In a moment of madness when still very young and uninformed I removed the edge binding, gave it a second cut-away and fitted another pick-up near the bridge.
The original natural mahogany finish was stripped and it was painted white and the edge binding rebate painted black.
The body is now back to it’s original shape and the second pick-up hole is filled. My intention is to veneer the top with a thin layer of mahogany veneer and re-fit an off-white edge binding as per the original spec followed by an aged natural finish.
Now thanks to Guy’s photo I can get an accurate Water slide “Tuxedo” transfer made to finish the job. I’d appreciate anyone’s thoughts on this and any photos of original Dallas Tuxedo Basses as the only one’s i’ve ever seen are Mo Foster’s and Bill Wymans highly modified and now fretless “Tux” as photographed in issue 24 of Bass Guitar Mag and my letter in issue 25.
Best regards

Nick Kennett

Klira tolex

Date: 15th June 2008
Name: Barb von Kampen
Number: 126

Hi Guy, well you did it again, identified a real mystery guitar for me. A Klira tolex covered solid body found in a basement in Omaha, Nebraska! Thank you for all your help, I’ll bring you more mysteries as they surface in the midwest. Barb

Thanks from France

Date: 18th May 2008
Name: Jean Michel
Number: 125

Hello Guy,

Big Thank’s from France !!
Your web site is very marvellous.
Thank you very much for your help……

Jean Michel from France .

Fenton Weills

Date: 8th May 2008
Name: Fenton Weills
Number: 124

Hey great collection,
exiting to ransack through the old cuties

Fenton Weills

Really good website

Date: 25th April 2008
Name: Tommy Dunne
Number: 123

Hi Guy
Really good website, great collection with lots of info. Keep up the good work


Guitar identifying

Date: 24th April 2008
Name: Francis Kaye
Number: 122

Hi Guy (and Paul). What a wonderful collection you have and thank you for sharing it with all us enthusiasts. Most of all I want to thank you for identifying ALL the guitars on my website which were used by Irish bands during the ’60s. Friends forever!
Francis K.

Fantastic collection

Date: 17th April 2008
Name: David White
Number: 121

Hey Guy,

Great to meet you the other day and what a fantastic collection!! Let’s hope we can get some of your babies up to the Royal Cornwall Show so you can exhibit them, I know the crowds will be as fascinated as I was.

All the best, see you soon behind the drum kit!!


Overwater guitar

Date: 15th April 2008
Name: Roger Bennett
Number: 120

Great collection.
Have you ever owned an Overwater guitar (not bass) ?
I did years ago. Small body, rosewood neck ,double octave, actives and finished in metallic green. Bought new in Truro in the 80’s. Wish I hadn’t sold it. Would love to know if anyone has one.

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