Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Collections

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…

Private Collection: Richard Kingsman

In nearly four decades of collecting, Richard Kingsman has amassed an enviable selection of classic guitars and one-off curiosities.

Private Collection: Malcolm Lindsay

Malcolm Lindsay’s TV and film career has been a creative journey. However, as G&B finds out, the project to build his dream guitar could be his most remarkable yet.

Private Collection: Bill Tonkin

Bill Tonkin is a die-hard Beatles fan who plays the part of George Harrison in a Fab Four tribute band. Lars Mullen takes a look at his George-influenced collection…
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