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Malcolm Toft: Trident Studios Recording Engineer

Posted on: 3rd July 2017

Malcolm Toft: Hugely Influential Recording Engineer!

An interview with recording engineer Malcolm Toft. Malcolm worked at Trident Studios in London and recorded many famous stars including David Bowie, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Beatles and more!

Tony Bramwell Interview

Posted on: 26th June 2017

An interview with Tony Bramwell, George Harrison’s childhood best friend!

The Guitar Collection is very lucky to be able to present this interview with Tony Bramwell. Covering the very earliest days of the Beatles and the music scene in Liverpool in the 1950s and 1960s!

Superstrat: The Starforce 8007

Posted on: 19th June 2017

The Starforce 8007: Gloriously Pink!

This Starforce is the actual guitar featured in the “Ultimate Guitar Book” by ‘Guitar Guru’ Paul Day!

Apart from the fabulous pink finish, this Superstrat features a humbucker and two single coil pickups and star inlays on the finger board.

Guitarist Simon Jones puts this 1989 Starforce through its paces!

Guitar Collection Channel: Outtakes and Bloopers!

Posted on: 12th June 2017

Mistakes & Bloopers!

Outtake video featuring The Guitar Collection’s Guy Mackenzie along with Simon Jones and (the voice from behind the camera!) Lars Mullen!

Rare Yamaha SG-60T from 1973

Posted on: 5th June 2017

Yamaha SG-60T: Actual guitar featured in “Guitarist” magazine September 2006!

This rare series 111 Yamaha dates from 1973 and mixes design ideas from Mosrite and Gibson. Built in Japan it also features a large cast vibrato system.

Fenton Weill Dualtone

Posted on: 26th May 2017

Fenton Weill Dualtone: Rare Guitar Demo!

This Fenton Weill Dualtone is a very rare guitar dating from 1962. Designed by Jim Burn’s ex-partner Henry Weill after their split.

The pickups are really strong and it sounds absolutely great even after all these years!

John Etheridge – Jazz Fusion Guitarist

Posted on: 22nd May 2017

John Etheridge – Interview

An interview with the jazz fusion, rock and world guitarist John Etheridge.

John Etheridge has worked with a wide range of artists and bands including Deep Purple offshoot Warhorse, Soft Machine, Stephane Grappelli and Nigel Kennedy.

All this and more is covered in this comprehensive interview!

Matt Shepherd – Interview With BBC Radio DJ

Posted on: 15th May 2017

Matt Shepherd – Radio DJ, Author & Elvis Presley Historian!

BBC South West Radio DJ Matt Shepherd chats to Guy about Elvis Presley and more! Matt Shepherd is an acclaimed Elvis Presley expert and historian.

Gus G1: Unique Electric Guitar!

Posted on: 8th May 2017

The Fabulous Gus G1!

Gus Guitars are the creations of British guitar maker Simon Farmer.

Guitarist Simon Jones demonstrates his Gus G1 electric guitar. These totally unique guitars are famous for their stylish design and Prince was a fan – his last guitar was a purple (of course!) Gus!

Washburn Stage A15: Demo of a Vintage 1980s Electric Guitar

Posted on: 1st May 2017

Washburn Stage A15

This Washburn dates from 1981 and features some modifications such as the Gibson humbucker pickups.

Bought from a second hand shop in Plymouth and restored by Paul Day, this Washburn is put through it’s paces by guitarist Simon Jones.