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The guitar that you are listening to on "Reconsider Baby" is the Guild Starfire.

The Latest "Family" Photo!

The latest additions to my "family" of guitars.


                        Fender "Special" Telecaster (2012).              Guild Bluesbird (2013).


Here are two guitars that, although lovely, I wish I hadn't acquired. The reason being that they were left to me by my late, sadly missed, great friend Derek "Noddy" Crewe.


                                   Early 60s Hofner Bass (2011)            Sigma (2011)

The Hofner bass appears elsewhere in this site. My "Musical History" page shows this very guitar being held by Derek in a photo of "The Beavers"!


For years I have been searching for a vintage Gibson B.B.King "Lucille".

At last, I found one at Vintage & Rare Guitars of Denmark Street, London.

Thanks to all at Vintage & Rare Guitars (Simone: Chris: Yuuki: Tommy et al)

Click here to reveal MY  Lucille!

Christmas 2012 saw the 55th anniversary of my having my first guitar - a round sound hole acoustic bought, by my father, from Rushworth & Dreaper in Liverpool. Whilst moving house I found the receipt for that guitar -  nine guineas! Nothing now but at that time a whole week's wages for my father! When The Renegades first started I bought, courtesy of money earned on my "paper round", an electric pick-up which fastened across the sound hole. Through the years I progressed to the guitars shown below:



Hofner Club 50 (1959) & Hofner Verithin Stereo (1961)



Guild Starfire 1V (1966)              Fender Stratocaster (1988)


Aria Acoustic (1992)                  Guild Songbird (1998)


                                        Gibson Les Paul (2000)               Fender "Eric Clapton" Strat (2002)

Gibson B.B.King "Lucille" (2010)


                                   Fender De-Luxe Telecaster (2011)           Gibson S.G. (2011)

Apart from the two Hofners I still have all of these instruments.