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Meet the Guitar Collectors

Meet the Guitar Collectors 2020-03-14T09:25:19+00:00

Meet the guitar collectors and get to know a little bit more about their day job and guitar portfolios.

You can find many of their vintage Fender Telecasters, Stratocasters, Gibson Les Paul’s, SG’s, Junior’s ,Gretsch’s, Rickenbackers and Burns Baldwin guitars for sale on the BRG Online Marketplace.

Barry Gaskell
Barry Gaskell
Barry has been a great supporter of Britain’s Rare Guitars right from the very start. As well as being a collector of guitars for over 40 years, he is an extremley accomplished pedal steel player, and has toured extensively.
Ben Morgan
Ben Morgan
Ben from ‘The Gear Garage’ is fast becoming one of the country’s top collectors. He can be found exhibiting his early 50’s Gibson Les Paul Gold Top guitars, Les Paul Juniors, his awesome Flying V and Trini Lopez models at most of the guitar shows around the UK.
Simon Jones
Simon Jones
Simon Jones is a professional musician and collector based in the South West of England. Simon has a real eclectic mix of instruments from across the decades from 19th Century flemenco guitars to the 80’s super strats like an Ibanez Jems, Roscoes and Ritz guitars built by Wayne Charvel and Eric Galletta
John Horne
John Horne
John started collecting guitars many years ago when he finished playing with his MECCA band. He started long before it became fashionable, and now probably has one of the finest collections in the country, Can’t wait to see what he brings to the exhibition this year!
Mike Long
Mike Long
Mike has been playing guitar since the age of 13 and has worked in the music industry since the early 80s – first as a live sound engineer then as a studio engineer recording many well-respected acts such as Blur, Manic Street Preachers, James, Cocteau Twins, PJ Harvey, and Spiritualized. In recent years Mike has travelled the world seeking out the rarest vintage guitars and accessories. During this time Mike has sold well over 3,500 instruments to every corner of the globe.
Gary Davies
Gary Davies
Gary started collecting late in life, but has certainly made it for it of late. At the age of 72 Gary’s mum sadly passed away and left him some money. Gary was 50 at the time and the £1,000 she left (which was all the money she had left) he spent on the guitar. Basically he spent the lot on a blue USA tele. As his collection grew, so did his obsession for Annivesary Stratocasters. So much so that he has recently produced a book all about them.

Collecting Boutique

In this golden age of the boutique guitar building, experienced collectors are turning their attention to bespoke instruments produced by luthiers from all around the world.  These instruments will become the classic and collectables guitars of tomorrow.

Guitars like this wonderful ‘Juliet’ model from John Ambler Custom Guitars from Derbyshire UK.

Could this guitar possibly be John Lennon’s 1959 Hofner Club 40?

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