Wednesday, June 26, 2019


Museum Piece: CF Martin Sr Presentation Guitar

A rarity, dated between 1830 to 1840, from Martin’s founder, Christian Frederick Martin Sr.

The Money Shot: Novo Serus J

Our first experience of Dennis Fano’s Novo Guitars saw the Serus score a perfect 10 in the brand’s first UK review back in 2016.

The Money Shot: Fender 1963 Precision Bass & 1964 Telecaster

The 8 March guitar auction at Gardiner Houlgate in Corsham, Wiltshire, featured a staggering array of desirable vintage instruments, but two of our favourites were beaten-up sunburst Fenders from the first half of the 1960s.

In Pictures: Gardiner Houlgate Guitar Auction, June 2018

Including a Gibson L5 and a lefty LP Black Beauty. 

The Money Shot: Gary Moore’s 1992 Lowden O22 Custom

The late, great Gary Moore might have been better known for his electric guitar playing, but the Northern Irish blues icon knew his way around an acoustic, too – and in the mid-90s, his go-to was this O22 from George Lowden.

In Pictures: The Swan at Tetsworth Guitar Auction, April 2018

The guitar auction at The Swan at Tetsworth returns April 5th, including Mike Oldfield's tubular bells.

The Money Shot: 1965 Guild Duane Eddy 400

This hollow-bodied twangtastic beast was one of the highlights of the December 2017 Gardiner Houlgate Guitar Auction in Corsham, Wiltshire.

The Money Shot: Echopark Case Study Bakersfield Custom Carved Top

We’ve been wowed by Gabriel Currie’s Echopark guitars before, and this is no exception – it’s is a symphony of aged tonewoods.

The Money Shot: Prisma Guitars The Syndicate

Luthier Nick Pourfard transforms used and broken skateboards into some of the most unique guitars you'll find today.

In Pictures: The London International Guitar Show 2017

We recently visited the London International Guitar Show at Kempton Park Racecourse. Now in its biggest iteration, it follows on from 20 years of success for the Northern Guitar Show.

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