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Kris Barras, Top Blues Rock Guitarist

Posted on: 4th January 2017

Kris Barras, one of the UK’s top Blues Rock guitarists chats to Guy about his career and guitars.

Kris talks about how he started playing guitar at six years old, his musical influences, US tours and his guitars including his Fender Stratocaster & Telecaster.

Eddie Allen – Guitarist & Guitar Expert!

Posted on: 21st December 2016

Eddie Allen, ex-editor of ‘Guitarist’ magazine, ex-Fender demonstrator and now guitarist in Marty Wilde’s Wildcats and Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour!

Backstage interview during the 2016 tour!

Neville Marten: Interview With a Pro-Guitarist

Posted on: 13th December 2016

Neville Marten interviewed back stage during the 2016 Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour!

In this interview, Neville talks to Guy about his time as editor of ‘Guitarist’ magazine and touring with Marty Wilde’s Wildcats.

Eden Kane – 60s Pop Star & Star Trek Actor!

Posted on: 5th December 2016

Eden Kane interviewed during the 2016 Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour!

Eden chats to Guy about his 60s pop career (with hits including ‘Well I Ask You’, ‘Boys Cry’) and his acting role in Star Trek and how he saved mankind!!

TV Smith – Interview With A Punk Icon!

Posted on: 24th November 2016

TV Smith, singer-songwriter and part of the pioneering punk band The Adverts interviewed by Guy Mackenzie in Penzance, Cornwall!

As well as his solo career, TV Smith has been in bands such as The Adverts, TV Smith’s Explorer’s and Cheap – this interview covers it all!

Roger Newell Interview

Posted on: 21st November 2016

Roger Newell, top bass guitarist interviewed backstage during the 2016 Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour!

Interviewed by Guy Mackenzie of The Guitar Collection, Roger talks about his time as bass guitarist with ex-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman’s band, the Wal Triple Neck Bass that got away, Marty Wilde and the Wildcats and more!

Hagstrom H8 1968 8 String Bass: Bass Demo

Posted on: 14th November 2016

Hagstrom H8 1968 8 String Bass: Bass Demo with David Greenaway!

This is a rare Swedish-made, 8 string bass built in around 1968. This example was bought direct from session player Simon Jones (known for playing bass guitar with M People, David Bowie and more) and believed previously owned by Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzie)!

Mike Berry Interview

Posted on: 13th November 2016

Mike Berry, actor and singer with hits such as “Sunshine of Your Smile”, “Don’t You Think It’s Time”, “Tribute to Buddy Holly” and starring roles in the sitcom “Are You Being Served?” and children’s favourite “Worzel Gummidge” gives a career spanning interview with Guy Mackenzie of The Guitar Collection.

Mike chats to Guy backstage during the 2016 Solid Gold Rock ‘n’ Roll Tour about his career from his 60s hits produced by Joe Meek right up to 2016!

Baldwin (Burns) Vibraslim Bass

Posted on: 8th November 2016

Baldwin (Burns) Vibraslim Bass made by important British guitar maker Jim Burns in the mid 1960s when he had sold Ormston Burns to the American Baldwin Piano & Organ Co.!

This rare Vibraslim bass is the same as the previous Burns Vibraslim with the controls in the pick guard. Quite a bit of British electric guitar and bass history in one bass!

In this video, this Vibraslim is played for the first time by bass ace David Greenaway!

Grimshaw Short Scale Bass Deluxe: Bass Demo

Posted on: 31st October 2016

Grimshaw Short Scale Bass Deluxe hand built in about 1966 by Emile Grimshaw Jr. in London.

This example has been restored by Kif and features Aaron (Kent) Armstrong pick-ups and sounds great in the able hands of David Greenaway!.

Six string Grimshaws were popular in the 60s by rockers like Joe Brown and Pete Townshend.