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Spencer James Interview

Posted on: 29th January 2018

Spencer James, Guitarist With The Searchers Interview

Spencer James, The Searchers guitarist talks to Guy Mackenzie in this comprehensive interview!

Spencer James talks about touring with The Searchers for thirty years, his guitars and working with Jim Marshall of Marshall Amps.

Unknown Les Paul Electric Guitar

Posted on: 15th January 2018

Mystery Les Paul style electric guitar

This unknown Gibson Les Paul styled guitar perhaps dates from the late 1960s. Phil Walker of The Guitar Heroes show plays this mystery guitar.

Have a watch and listen and see if you can identify this mystery guitar!

Guitar Collection Bloopers!

Posted on: 31st December 2017

Outtakes and Bloopers from the Guitar Collection!!

Never annoy your cameraman and video editor as they might have embarrassing bloopers!

Featuring Guy Mackenzie, Phil Walker, David Greenaway and Lars Mullen!

Fender Stratocaster With Seymour Duncan Hot Rails!

Posted on: 29th December 2017

Fender Stratocaster Customised with Seymour Duncan Pickups!

Guitar Hero Phil Walker showcases his 1970s/80s Fender Stratocaster. This classic Fender Strat has been customised with neck and bridge Seymour Duncan Hot Rails pick ups.

Frank Allen Interview

Posted on: 18th December 2017

Frank Allen – Bass Player for the Searchers

Frank Allen, bass player with The Searcher since 1964 gives a career-spanning interview with Guy Mackenzie.

Frank also talks bass guitars including Gibson EBO, Burns Bison and the Rickenbacker 4001S!

Dallas Tuxedo Bass: Historic Bass Guitar!

Posted on: 4th December 2017

This Was One of the First Electric Basses Produced in the UK!

This Dallas Tuxedo Bass dates from about 1959/60 and was built in the UK by Dallas Arbiter.

This makes it one of the UK’s first “mass produced” electric bass guitar!

Not only that, but this model was also a first instrument for bass guitar legends like Mo Foster and Bill Wyman (who converted his to “fretless”) and they both still own their Tuxedos.

Bass Ace David Greenaway takes us through some of the Dallas Tuxedo’s features:

Tele-Star Sparkle: A Most Sparkly Guitar!

Posted on: 27th November 2017

Simon Jones Plays This Unusual Vintage Guitar

Built by Kawai in Japan in the mid 1960s and imported into the U.S.A. by Tele-Star Musical Instrument Corporation of New York, N.Y.

It features a fantastic gold sparkle finish and a styling loosely based on the Burns Bison.

Watkins Rapier Deluxe

Posted on: 20th November 2017

British-made Watkins Rapier Deluxe from 1960

This is a British-made competitor of the Fender Stratocaster and features an unusual neck and a ‘hairdryer’ switch!

Phil Walker tests out this classic guitar!

A Blue Guitar by Crimson Guitars!

Posted on: 13th November 2017

Intro to Purple Rain Played on a Blue Guitar Made by Crimson Guitars!

This fabulous guitar was made for Guitar Hero Phil Walker by Dorset-based guitar makers Crimson Guitars.

Described by Crimson Guitars as a Droptop Descendent and features a maple fingerboard.

Phil treats us to the intro to Purple Rain…

Barry Whitwam – Founder Member of Herman’s Hermits!

Posted on: 6th November 2017

The History of Herman’s Hermits

Barry Whitwam, drummer and founder member of Herman’s Hermits talks to Guy Mackenzie about their history and his career.