Private Collection: Mark Neary – Neary Man


Mark Neary is an experienced session bassist and engineer, having worked with the likes of Noel Gallagher and Adele. Lars Mullen checks out his collection… “In an ideal world, if you were thinking about buying a relatively expensive instrument, you’d want to try it before you splashed out hard-earned cash,” says seasoned session player More...

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By On Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Joe Bonamassa’s Blues Of Desperation Guitars Up Close

G&B visits blues-rock star Joe Bonamassa at his California home to see the guitars that made his 12th studio solo album, Blues Of Desperation, take flight… Story Chris Vinnicombe | Photography Eleanor Jane Practice, More...

By On Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Private Collection: Bob ‘Angelo’ Sawyer

The former Iron Maiden guitarist is a veteran blues-rock player who has been in a plethora of bands. Lars Mullen takes a look at his collection… Sawyer with his collection of guitars, amps and pedals “There More...

By On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Private Collection: Gary Davies – Happy Anniversary

Lars Mullen meets Gary Davies, a man so enchanted by Fender’s Anniversary guitars that he resolved to write a book about them… Ever felt confused by the wealth of cool Fender Anniversary models? Gary Davies More...

By On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Reader Boards: Nathan Abraham

Nathan Abraham’s harmony-rich power-pop band, Burning Ferns, require a range of classic tones, which this board provides… What inspired this setup? “I wanted a `meat-and-potatoes’ set-up to cover More...

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By On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Private Collection: Walter Heale – Alpha Male

Alphabetic guitarist Walter Heale is a big fan of Jazzmasters and Gretsches, often modded. He takes Lars Mullen on a tour of his enviable collection. “I’m happy to say that I am a Jazzmaster guy,” confirms More...

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By On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Reader Boards: Tom Fourcade

Tom Fourcade plays lead guitar in a four-piece covers band, so he needs a robust and reliable board and prefers to keep it simple… What inspired this setup? “I play lead and rhythm guitar across a variety More...

By On Friday, October 16th, 2015

Private Collection: John Etheridge – Eclectic Warrior

John Etheridge is widely revered for his genre-spanning dexterity on the fretboard. His guitar collection is just as eclectic, as Lars Mullen discovers… John Etheridge is regarded by many a musician in the business More...

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By On Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Pete Townshend’s The Who Live Rig

On the eve of The Who’s British Summer Time show at Hyde Park, we were granted exclusive access to every inch of their live rig – read on to find out how Pete Townshend gets that sound… Teenage angst, blistering More...

By On Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Private Collection: Martin Harley – Harley’s Street

Martin Harley is a highly-acclaimed lap steel slide player and collector of Weissenborn-style guitars. Lars Mullen pays him a visit… After years of touring the UK and abroad as a solo artist and fronting The More...