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Jedson Bass

Posted on: 30th October 2017

Jedson Budget Bass Dating from Late 1960s/Early 1970s

This Jedson Bass is actually David Greenaway’s but is identical to the Guitar Collection’s!

It’s a budget, medium scale bass from the late 1960s or early 1970s ideal for beginners as it’s easy to play.

These are becoming quite collectable these days, so if you see one snap it up – or let Guy know!

Hondo M-16: The Machine Gun Guitar!

Posted on: 23rd October 2017

Simon Jones Kills it on this Machine Gun Guitar!

This Hondo M-16 not surprisingly, is known as the Machine Gun Guitar! Built in about 1980 in Japan and coincides with the first Rambo film.

This is the original (and much copied!) guitar – the switch for the pickups is the ‘trigger’!

Gibson Les Paul: Awesome Guitar

Posted on: 16th October 2017

One of the Most Iconic Guitars? Gibson Les Paul

Guitar Hero Phil Walker chats to Guy about the story behind his Gibson Les Paul.

A bit of classic Slash/Gun ‘n’ Roses is blasted out as well!!

Guyatone LG50: Vintage Electric Guitar from the 1960s

Posted on: 9th October 2017

This Guyatone LG50 dates from about 1961 and was also appeared under the brands Antoria and Star.

It was also popular with young rockers from the late 1950s and early 1960s like Marty Wilde, Hank Marven and Johnny Guitar of Ringo Star’s first band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes!

The Guyatone LG50 played here by guitarist Simon Jones uniquely features a Dallas Rangemaster vibrato tailpiece.

This guitar really sounds great!

Gretsch TW100T: The Travelling Wilburys Guitar

Posted on: 5th October 2017

This Gretsch TW100T was built in the 1980s by Gretsch to promote the ‘super group’ The Travelling Wilburys.

It features the facsimile signatures of the band: Lucky (Bob Dylan), Otis (Jeff Lynne), Charlie T. Jr. (Tom Petty), Lefty (Roy Orbison) and Nelson (George Harrison)!

Othon Stone – A Guitar Made Out of Stone!

Posted on: 2nd October 2017

Othon Stone Guitar – It’s Not a Paint Finish it is actually marble!

Simon Jones showcases one of his favourite electric guitars – the Othon Stone Guitar! Built by luthier Robert Othon in the US, the finish on the body of the guitar really is marble.

Needless to say this is an absolutely stunning guitar to look at and listen to!

Dallas Tuxedo ’59

Posted on: 25th September 2017

Dallas Tuxedo ’59 – the UK’s Third Commercial Solid Built Electric Guitar!

One of the first commercially sold UK solid electric guitars. Only beaten by Supersound and Burns Weill, this is quite a historic guitar!

Having said that, it is a budget model and quite a challenge to play. Phil Walker lives up to his ‘Guitar Hero’ status and makes the Dallas Tuxedo sound great!

Gibson Epiphone Flying Vee

Posted on: 18th September 2017

Gibson Epiphone Flying Vee – ‘Jimi Hendrix’ Styling

Guitar Hero Phil Walker talks about his Gibson Epiphone Flying Vee. Originally bought in a car boot sale (!) and subsequently lovingly restored complete with some ‘Hendrix’ styling!

The Guitar Collector

Posted on: 14th September 2017

Guy Mackenzie: The Guitar Collector

In this film by Simon Green and David Laity, Guy Mackenzie talks about his passion for collecting guitars.

Guitars featured in the film include the Blue Moon Guitar, Starforce, Burns Short Scale Deluxe, Supersound Guitars and many more!

This is a fantastic video about a unique and extensive guitar collection!

Framus Strato Deluxe: Unique Vintage Electric Guitar!

Posted on: 11th September 2017

Framus Strato Deluxe – Played by Jaime Lovett

This innovative, vintage electric guitar was built in Bavaria in the mid 1960s. It features fetching chrome and tiger stripe scratchplates and a Bill Lawrence organ swell function!

Beautifully played by Jaime Lovett.