Never Left Behind – Vintage Left Hookers

As a lad Phil Harris saw the left-hand fork in the road and turned right instead, but vintage left-hookers are very much in demand… Although it might well be a lot better nowadays than it used to be, left-handed guitar players are still not catered for in anything like the same way as right-handed players. As someone who writes left-handed, I More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, June 30th, 2014
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Vintage: The Cut-Price Collection

In this feature Sid Bishop delves into the world of budget vintage guitars, beginning with Gibson’s changeable Melody Makers, followed by Fender Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and some fascinating though lesser-known Fender More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
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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 Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Private Collection: Golden Greats

Try as he might, Peter Holyman just can’t break his all-consuming addiction to the great, time-honoured big-name guitar models – and why on earth should he? Lars Mullen meets a man who knows what he likes… Notice More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, June 2nd, 2014
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Private Collection: Reflex Action

From Duran Duran to the Sugababes and many projects besides, Dom Brown is a player who needs the right guitar for every occasion. Lars Mullen visits his studio Having toured and recorded with a host of household More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, May 7th, 2014
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Vintage – Goodbye Not Farewell

In this feature Phil Harris explains how he’s had to lock some old friends in the cupboard lest they tempt him to stray from the path. But they’ll be back… My desire to spend 2014 exploring blues guitar in More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
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Private Collection – Western Stars

Quitting the capital and never looking back, Al Rideout carved a new musical life in the south-west. Lars Mullen pays him a visit to view the tools of the trade Alan Rideout arrived in Cornwall nearly 40 years More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
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Vintage – Willing and Stable

Tone, weight, looks, comfort, neck feel… many and varied are the reasons that we adore a guitar, but one crucial quality often gets lost in the mix. Phil Harris reminds us of a factor that can often send a guitar More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, November 18th, 2013
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Private Collection – Nick Ryan

If you’re going to devote your life to a tribute act, then wise up, follow Nick Ryan’s example, and pick a guy with great taste in guitars – and face furniture. Lars Mullen uncovers a little piece of Texas… Nick More...

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By Richard Flynn On Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
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Private Guitar Collection: That’s Snow Business

Hauling 60 guitars out into the freezing cold is worth it when it’s Nigel Pickering’s fine collection. Fuelled by biscuits and hot chocolate, Lars Mullen sets to work Nigel Pickering has decades of playing More...