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Burns Weill Superstreamline 1959: Bass Demo

Posted on: 24th October 2016

Burns Weill Superstreamline 1959: Bass Demo

This bass was to match the Super Streamline guitar (sometimes known as the Martian Cricket Bat!) dating from 1959.

This was the actual bass used by John Godfrey in the Mungo Jerry band and features in the “Burns Book”.

Bass whizz David Greenaway plays it for the first time in this video – see what he think of the ‘Cricket Bat’!

B.C. Rich Warlock: Bass Demo!

Posted on: 4th October 2016

B.C. Rich Warlock bass guitar demoed by bass wizard David Greenaway!

This bass was built in the 1980s in Japan and from it’s design was targeted at the Rock and Metal market!

Route 66 Live by The Guy Mackenzie Trio!

Posted on: 2nd August 2016

 Route 66 by The Guy Mackenzie Trio! Performed live in Cornwall!

Guyatone LG50: Popular Rock ‘n’ Roll Guitar!

Posted on: 30th May 2016

Guyatone LG50 (also branded Star EG80 and Antoria in the UK) was a first guitar for Hank Marvin, Marty Wilde, Johnny Guitar of Ringo Starr’s band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes!

Check out the video and see if it’s stood the test of time!

Peavey T60: Not an Amp But a Great Sounding Guitar!

Posted on: 23rd May 2016

This Peavey T60 was made by Peavey Electronics, better known for their guitar amps.

In 1978 they added the T60 guitar to their product range. This example was built, with an ash body, in the USA in 1980 and this model continued until 1988.

Hofner Galaxie Dating From 1963: Pick-Up and Switch Heaven!

Posted on: 16th May 2016

Hofner Galaxie dating from 1963 with three pick-ups and enough switches to provide a sound for every occasion!

Overall, this Hofner Galaxie looks like it was styled after the Fender Stratocaster and would have been at the top of Hofner’s range of guitars.

Check out this live demo recorded in my studio.

1960s Teisco 4 Pick-Up Guitar: Unique Vintage Guitar

Posted on: 9th May 2016

Teisco was a Japanese maker of budget guitars and operated up to the late 1960s when they were acquired by Kawai.

Although this was sold as a budget guitar, it comes with 4 Ry Cooder style pick-ups and is now quite rare especially in the U.K.

This live demo of the Teisco was recorded in my studio back in 2016.

Fender Coronado 11 ’68: Vintage Guitar Demo

Posted on: 29th April 2016

Fender Coronado 11 ’68 – live demo of a vintage electric guitar.

Although this was Fender’s short lived answer to the Gibson 335, a Fender Coronado 11 was used by Elvis Presley in the film “Speedway” (with Fender pick-ups)!

Fender Jag Stang: Grunge Icon

Posted on: 20th April 2016

Live demo of Fender Jag Stang 1999.

Designed by Kurt Cobain comprising features from Fender’s Jaguar (Jag) and Mustang (stang) guitars. I bought this from a ‘player’ who hated the colour so much he never took the tag off and couldn’t wait to get rid of it – to me! But I love the style!

Fender Katana: 1980s Metal Axe!

Posted on: 13th April 2016

Fender Katana – live demo of an example owned by The Guitar Collection’s.

Built in 1986, made in Japan and was Fender’s answer to the Explorer and Jackson’s Randy Rhodes – not a commercial success but rare and seriously underrated.

Perfect for 80s rock gods?