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The Unique Blue Moon Guitar!

Posted on: 7th October 2019

The One and Only Blue Moon Guitar!

The Blue Moon Guitar was custom built for Showaddywaddy by British guitar maker Brian Eastwood in 1980. It was part of the band’s promotion for their hit single “Blue Moon”!

Phil Walker plays the Blue Moon Guitar – watch the video and find out such a unique guitar sounds!

Thanks to Phil for demoing the Blue Moon Guitar and for putting this video together! Check out Phil’s YouTube Channel for more guitar videos.

1973 Yamaha SG-60T – Rare Vintage Guitar

Posted on: 30th September 2019

Guitar Hero Phil Walker Plays the Rare Yamaha SG-60T

This 1973 Series 111 Yamaha SG-60T is really quite rare these days. It features design ideas from both Mosrite and Gibson (there’s a slight Gibson Les Paul look to the body) and comes with a large cast vibrato system.

This guitar is such a good example that it was featured in the September 2006 issue of Guitarist Magazine!!

Thanks to Phil for giving us this demo of the Yamaha! Check out Phil’s YouTube Channel for more guitar videos.

Tele-Star Sparkle – Vintage Guitar Demo

Posted on: 19th September 2019

The Tele-Star Sparkle – an eye-catching vintage guitar from the 1960s!

This Tele-Star Sparkle was built by Kawai in roughly 1965 and imported into the US by Tele-Star Musical Instrument Corporation.

It features a gold sparkle finish and styling reminiscent of the Burns Bison with the headstock looking a little bit like a Fenders Strat’s! What do you think?

Thanks to Phil for putting the Tele-Star Sparkle through its paces and to putting this video together! Check out Phil’s YouTube Channel for more guitar videos.

Status Quo Hit Caroline – Status Clone Live!

Posted on: 17th September 2019

Status Clone live footage captured back in about 2000!

In this clip they’re playing Status Quo’s hit ‘Caroline’, originally released in 1973.

This song was first written in a hotel in Perranporth in Cornwall – is that right?!

Status Clone were a top Status Quo tribute band and featured the ‘Guitar Guru’ Paul Day and Lars Mullen on guitars!

The Undertakers Featuring Geoff Nugent

Posted on: 13th September 2019

The Undertakers Live – vintage concert footage of this Merseybeat band!

The Undertakers with Geoff Nugent play “Just a Little Bit” at the Cavern Club (yes, that Cavern Club!!) in Liverpool.

The Undertakers were contemporaries of the Beatles and were part of the Merseybeat scene in Liverpool during the early to mid 60s.

Not actually sure when this was filmed and for the guitar heads out there, is that a Gibson SG??

Burns Flyte Guitar Demo

Posted on: 11th September 2019

The Burns Flyte – a Blast from the 70s!

Guitar Hero Phil Walker demos the Burns Flyte!

Dating from the 1970s, the Burns Flyte by classic British guitar maker Burns UK features a retro-futuristic design which they carried over to the slightly later Burns Mirage.

Thanks to Phil for putting the Yamaha through its paces and to putting this video together! Check out Phil’s YouTube Channel for more guitar videos.

Yamaha SG-2A Flying Samurai Guitar Demo

Posted on: 5th September 2019

1970s Yamaha SG-2A Flying Samurai

Guitar demo with Phil Walker playing The Guitar Collection’s Yamaha SG-2A Flying Samurai!

The brilliantly named Flying Samurai dates from the early 1970s and this example looks and sounds superb!

Thanks to Phil for putting the Yamaha through its paces and to putting this video together! Check out Phil’s YouTube Channel for more guitar videos.

Rare Footage of Mick Green & The Pirates in the 1990s!

Posted on: 2nd September 2019

Rare footage of Mick Green and The Pirates at their 1999 reunion concert!

This was filmed at the White Horse, Kingston.

There were still in terrific form, captured here playing Rock ‘n’ Roll classic Johnny B. Goode!!

Route 66 Live – Rockabilly Band Zalick

Posted on: 30th August 2019

Rockabilly band Zalick live with ‘Route 66’!

Filmed at the 2019 50s Mayhem Madness which takes place each year in Cornwall!

Proving that Rock ‘n’ Roll & Rockabilly are alive and well in the West Country!

Yamaha Pacifica 311/MS

Posted on: 27th August 2019

Phil Walker demos The Guitar Collection’s 1999 Yamaha Pacifica 311/MS!

This Yamaha Pacifica is the actual guitar used by top Status Quo tribute band Status Clone (did I get that the right way round?) – check out this video of ‘Anniversary Waltz’: https://youtu.be/H1tGf3izmU0.

Thanks to Phil for putting the Yamaha through its paces and to putting this video together! Check out Phil’s YouTube Channel for more guitar videos.