Private Collection: Great Pretender

A player with the depth, class and versatility of Robbie McIntosh, one the country’s most-respected guitarists, needs a selection of instruments to match.Lars Mullen drops by to examine the evidence Check out the biography of Robbie McIntosh and you’ll be amazed at the vast list of high-profile musicians this extremely talented guitarist has More...

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By On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Private Collection: Major Swing

As one of the UK’s hardest-working session players, Andy Mackenzie is a master on all types of fretted instruments and has something that will sound the part for every occasion. Lars Mullen hears his story From More...

By On Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Private Collection: Forever Blue

From Gibson Firebirds to Les Pauls to thinline semis, from Fender Teles to Strats and Jaguars, from Epiphone archtops to Nationals, Sean Silvester’s guitars are all about one thing: delivering classic electric More...

By On Monday, August 18th, 2014

Private Collection: Atlantic Crossing

Gary Boner’s American travels have both shaped his songwriting and swelled his guitar collection – and when it comes to instruments, he knows what he likes. Lars Mullen hears all about it… Running More...

By On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Private Collection: Do The Locomotion

Nigel Barker came through a life-changing accident to reclaim the use of his injured hand and start a brand new musical life playing gigs and recording his own albums – and accumulating a selection of guitars More...

By On Monday, July 21st, 2014

Private Collection – Bass Odyssey

Lovingly assembled by a puppet of indeterminate species, this month’s Private Collection is merely a ‘greatest hits’ selection of one of the coolest, largest and most impressive groups of basses we’ve seen More...

By On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Private Collection: Royal Flush

When it comes to the game of guitars, Tee Kay is holding one of the best hands Guitar & Bass has seen in a good long while – a rare and tasty line-up of blue-chip archtops, thinlines and solidbodies. Lars More...

By On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Private Collection: Reverse Gear

Mikey Demus is the left-hooker riff merchant with dub metallers and festival favourites Skindred, and he’s got a strong penchant for the soldering iron and the spraycan. Interview by Lars Mullen For most More...

By On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

Private Collection: Sonic Explorer

Marillion founder member Steve Rothery has gathered a well-honed selection of instruments to cover the many sounds of the band’s lengthy career and also to inspire his many collaborations and solo projects. Interview More...

By On Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Private Collection – Steel and Strings

The easiest roads don’t offer the best views, and when force of circumstance led Tom Doughty to change musical styles he discovered a whole new challenge – as well as an amazing world of 20th century guitar More...