The Guitar Collection

The Guitar Collection of Guy Mackenzie


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Futurama Coronado Automatic

Date: 4th October 2006
Name: Lloyd
Number: 29

Hi, Just stumbled across your site and immediatly saw the futurama coronado automatic. That pic reminded me of mine when i first bought it around 15 years ago (Really nice condition)! Unfortunatly mine has been gigged and played so much that it is fairly battered now but i would never part with it. I have seen a couple of them go for sale recently and been really tempted to get another. Maybe i will.

All the best


Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 07-Oct-06, 11:41 am, GMT +1

Thanks for your message. It was good to hear from another Futurama Coronado owner! Thanks also for sending me pictures of the old lady (and, of course, your other guitars) – she’s obviously very well loved but definitely shows her “battle scars”!!
I enjoyed looking at the Rebel Radio site and listening to your audio link. As you say…a fusion of indie/rock guitars…and an interesting and alternative style. All in all a great mix and I can’t wait to see “Rebel Radio” live.
Regards Guy.

Marvellous Collection

Date: 24th September 2006
Name: Ed Simons
Number: 28

Hi Guy,
I’ve just had time to look at your marvellous collection in detail (apart from the ones I already know) and I think they are wonderful.
Keep up the good work and if you need help or advice at any time, just call.
I’ve taken your advice on having my own website. It will be up and running soon,

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 26-Sep-06, 12:47 pm, GMT +1

I was so pleased to know that you’ve decided to have your own website built and by those great people at Pema – they’ve certainly done a wonderful job for me!! I’m looking forward to exchanging links with you as soon as it’s finished.
Also its good that you are willing to share your exciting collection of guitars with the world. Not forgetting the guitars you have hand built yourself and I’m just pleased to have the very first Simons ES 121 serial no 00001 in my collection!
Thank you also for all the repairs you have carried out for me – without your help and advice, my collection be not be what it is today! Apart from that, anyone who has gigged with Eric Clapton, as you have done, must be OK with me!
I’ll see you again very soon.
Regards, Guy.

Rolling Drunks

Date: 22nd September 2006
Name: Georg
Number: 27

Hi Guy,

great Guitar Collection you have. What Kind of Music you do?

Visit my other site as well.



Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 26-Sep-06, 12:43 pm, GMT +1

Thank you for visiting and I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed both of your great sites! It was great to see musicians like Bill Wyman, Pete Wingfield and the Everly Brothers featured.
I also enjoyed reading about the “The Rolling Drunks” and I’m looking forward to hearing your CD with the amazing Albert Lee!
Apart from Albert Lee, my guitar heroes are Dave Edmonds and Mick Green but I enjoy all music from, say, the 50’s and stars like Gene Vincent up to a young up and coming band from Cornwall, featured on my Archive page, called “My Elvis Blackout”.
Keep Rockin’, Guy.

Alamo Fiesta

Date: 18th September 2006
Name: Jim Twofeathers
Number: 26

Guy, Great site! I hope you and everyone else enjoys the new addition. Keep in touch.

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 26-Sep-06, 12:39 pm, GMT +1

Thank you for your message. I’m really looking forward to receiving your Texas built Alamo Fiesta very soon and adding it to my collection as it’s a very rare guitar in the UK.
I enjoyed looking at your website so when you visit the UK maybe you should consider doing some investigations here in Cornwall?
Best wishes, Guy.

Wilson Mercury

Date: 13th September 2006
Name: Mr Tony Best
Number: 25

hiya guys and gails just to let you all no there are still some bagains about as i found on saturday the 9 9 06 i went to a local car boot and i brought my first guitar for a price of 5.00 not nowing any thing about it . and it turns out to be a wilson mercury 6 early 70s model the lady told me it was her dads it s been in the attic for many years also i would like to thank guy for his time and imfo on the guitar many thanks tony best c58

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 13-Sep-06, 11:54 pm, GMT +1

Thank you for visiting my site and sharing your interesting story about the Wilson Mercury 6. It gives us all hope that there are still bargains to be had – we just have to look harder!
I was pleased to be able to help you and now, I hope you’ll go out and find some more interesting guitars.
Best wishes,


Date: 11th September 2006
Name: Roger Gee
Number: 24

Well Guy what can I say, great collection of some wonderfull (and weird!) guitars! fantastic stuff. Nice to see the old Broadway diplayed in all her glory.of course the Broadway was my first guitar (that and a Selmer “little giant” amp) next it was onto a red Futurama II and then Burns, Strats Teles etc,etc,but like your first love, you never forget your first guitar! Keep on rocking Guy! all the best Roger.

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 13-Sep-06, 11:53 pm, GMT +1

It was great to hear from you again and I can assure your Broadway guitar now has pride of place in my collection!!
The name Broadway was also a first for me as my first drum kit was a Broadway – but it wasn’t a new one, it was very well used!
I hope you are enjoying sunny Spain and don’t forget to email me if you come across any old, unusual or interesting guitars.
Thanks for visiting my site,

Fender Strastocasters

Date: 9th September 2006
Name: Robert Cortes
Number: 23

i liked your website very much. i also collect guitars but i only collect fender strastocasters.keep up the good work.check out this they have pretty nice guitars of the sixties and beyond.

Fender Strats

Date: 9th September 2006
Name: Robert Cortes
Number: 22

nice website. i liked it very might want to try this

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 10-Sep-06, 1:25 pm, GMT +1

Thank you for sending me the information on myrareguitars – it’s a great site with a huge variety of old and interesting guitars. I’d certainly be interested to know more about your collection of Fender Strats – I’m sure you have some very valuable guitars!
Regards and thanks for visiting my site,


Date: 8th September 2006
Name: Mike Harrison
Number: 21

I’m glad my old Egmond has found a good home! Looking forward to seeing it on the website.
It was nice doing business with you.

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 10-Sep-06, 1:26 pm, GMT +1

The Egmond Solid 7 is a great and interesting addition to my collection and in super condition for a guitar approaching 50 years young! It’s certainly a credit to its previous owner.
Best wishes for your continued success as a Composer, Songwriter, Classical Guitarist and Performer.
Best wishes and thank you for visiting my site,

Vox Phantom XII

Date: 21st August 2006
Name: Jeff Myers
Number: 20

Hey Guy! enjoy your site,,, I’m the one you contacted from ebay with the story on the old Vox Phantom XII. I picked this up from a fellow I worked with for $50, perfect condition, black w white pickguard, perfect original case. I was going thru a phase that I was buying guitars, stripping them and refinishing them mixing and matching parts etc, trying to “create” my own. I was a teenager, stupidstupidstupidstupid. Yep, stripped it down to bare wood and pretty much ruined it. I posted this on ebay and you wouldn’t believe the emails I’m getting with similar stories around the world, guys doing the same things with valuable guitars,,, all when they were in their teens. in my case, nearly 35 years ago. Wish I had this one back. I ALMOST did this to a 1963 Hummingbird,,,, not sure why I didn’t now, but some sort of alarm must have gone off in my head. It has become the sweetest guitar I’ve ever heard, still a dear friend I’m glad I didn’t screw around with and ruin.

Reply written by Guy Mackenzie at 23-Aug-06, 9:19 am, GMT +1

Thank you for posting your story in my guestbook – as you say, lots of people round the world will relate to it as they did the same! It’s also stories like this that help to make a site like mine interesting – so this is an invitation to anyone with a similar story to post it on my site . . . .
Best wishes for a successful sale of your Vox Phantom X11 and, despite the alterations you made all those years ago, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the selling price you’ll achieve on ebay.
However I was glad to hear that the ’63 Gibson Hummingbird survived intact!
Best wishes,

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