Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Collections

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.

Private Collection: Dennis Marshall

Over the years, Dennis Marshall has amassed a wealth of sonic knowledge with a few tasty guitars along the way. He tells Mark Alexander about his love of twang and realising his dream of bringing tube tones to the masses…

Private Collection: Phil Armitage’s Closet Classics

Phil Armitage spent his working life as an examiner at the London College of Music. Now he’s retired, however, he’s had time to devote to a very organised kind of collection. Lars Mullen takes a look in his cupboards…

Four must-visit vintage guitar shops in Paris

If you can tear yourself away from the art museums, bistros and bars, Paris has more than enough music shops to justify a trip.

Private Collection: ATB Guitars’ Mike Long and his 20th century toys

An encounter with Rick Nielsen helped fuel Mike Long’s passion for the classics. The owner of Cheltenham’s ATB Guitars since 1998, he’s bought and sold over 1,500 vintage pieces…

Private Collection: Duncan Findlay, a Master Of All

Duncan Findlay’s guitars reflect a varied musical career that has incorporated musicals, orchestras, and advertising jingles. We find out how a jack of all trades has amassed a guitar collection that has helped him succeed in a fickle industry…

Private Collection: Paul Connop’s Modern Classics

Paul Connop’s taste for designs from the electric guitar’s golden era has seen him assemble a highly desirable array of six-strings that have seen plenty of use in the studio and on the road.

Private Collection: Norman Harris’ Rare Guitars

With 50 years in the business and one of the world’s leading guitar collections, Norman Harris is the proprietor of a destination guitar store in Tarzana, California, which is frequented by A-list musicians and vintage obsessives alike.

Private Collection: David Plues

Not all guitar collections have to be sprawling exhibitions of the six-string art from. As the choice collection of instruments belonging to David Plues proves, small can be beautiful, too…
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