Thursday, September 19, 2019

Collections

Brian Ray Collection

Check out the amazing collection of Brian Ray, Paul McCartney’s guitarist

As Paul McCartney’s guitarist, musical director for Etta James, songwriter for Smokey Robinson, solo artist, producer and plenty more besides, Brian Ray has a glittering CV. We visit his Santa Monica home to check out some instruments with a similar level of lustre…
Cosmo Collection Les Paul feature

Cosmo and his otherworldly love for vintage Les Pauls

We travel to London to meet storied rock guitarist Cosmo and his small but stunning collection, which includes what may have been the very first Burst to enter the UK…
Willie Logan Purple Ibanez RG

Private Collection: Willie Logan, local guitar hero

Working musician Willie Logan has seen a lot in a career spanning four decades and taking in 4,500 gigs. We check out his guitar collection and find out about the instruments he’s loved, lost and modified along the way…
bonamassa joe 1959 les paul spot

Meet the millennial who owns some of the world’s rarest guitars

There aren’t too many 25-year-olds who can tell you what it’s like to buy a 1959 Les Paul from Joe Bonamassa, or pull guitars out of their collection that were formerly owned by Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Buckley. Join us as we spend a surreal 24 hours with Matthieu Lucas…
Mark pontin

Private Collection: Mark Pontin has vintage mojo

Vintage guitars can be beyond the reach of hard-working musicians, yet blues-rock guitarist Mark Pontin manages to assemble a fine collection of player-grade gear.
Carmelo Luggeri

Private Collection: Carmelo Luggeri

Explore a guitar collection that has seen action with the likes of Paul Rodgers, Julian Lennon, Bill Wyman, Andy Williams, and most notably, former Elton John collaborator Kiki Dee.

Private Collection: Kris Blakely, aka Fried Okra

Mississippi native Kris Blakely has one of the most breathtaking guitar collections we’ve ever encountered, ranging from instruments that saw action in World War II, to Paul Kossoff’s 1959 Les Paul Standard.
John Beattie

Private Collection: John Beattie, ruck ‘n’ roll star

John Beattie is a rugby union institution, but while the former Scotland and Lions back rower may be a celebrated player and broadcaster, his undoubted passion is guitars. We find out how the BBC presenter found the sound that he’d first started looking for 40 years ago…

Private Collection: Rob Sampson’s affordable vintage guitars

Owning a vintage Gibson – let alone a collection of them – may seem like an impossibility. Yet Rob Sampson disagrees, because he’s actually done it.

Private Collection: Robert Hart, better known as Lost In Crystal Canyons

Is this the coolest guitar collection in the world? 40,000 Instagram users can’t be wrong.
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