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The guitar collection of Guy Mackenzie

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Date:26-Oct-08, 12:11 am, GMT
Name:Harry Cronshaw

I was amazed to find a web site containing a guitar that I had great affection for in the 1960s - the Hagstrom Futurama Coronado Automatic. I traded it in against a Burns Short scale Jazz and my Bird amp against a Vox . . . if only!

Date:23-Oct-08, 11:11 pm, GMT
Location:United States

I would first like to thank you for helping me with my research paper for school.

Your website has given me such insite in the world of guitar collecting.

This is an amazing website!!

Date:23-Oct-08, 10:17 am, GMT
Name:Ian Seaton

Hell Guy,Greetings from Ballachulish, I had a visit yesterday from our mutual friend Lars. He came up to photograph some of my collection and told me about yours.
I think I must have had every one of yours at some point in my life. He was not sure exactly where you are from, but thought it was either Mull or Mull of Kintyre. Have a peek at my stuff, I have one or two you probably have never seen. Take care. Slainte!

Date:15-Oct-08, 11:31 am, GMT
Name:Graham Orbell

What a nostalgic trip into yester-year. I recognise many of the guitars. I started in the late 50's with a Hofner Colorama 2 pick-up, then 1961 a Broadway single pick-up, then 1963 a Futurama II deluxe in cool blue. My first Strat was 1966 also in ice-blue. I'm now 61 and still playing in a band. I'm currently using an American deluxe Strat in sunburst, Gibson Les Paul in wine, and an SG in cherry tuned to open G. I also own a Hohner Rockwood LX2550G Les Paul copy.
Happy days!!!!. Keep up the good work. Regards

Date:03-Sep-08, 4:33 am, GMT
Name:Hope Brister

my grandpa gave me a Heit Deluxe guitar that was made in Japan.. It needs to be totally redone.. but i cant find any info on the guitar... its just like the' Queens of Stone Age" guitar... what do i do?

Date:25-Aug-08, 4:20 am, GMT

Great collection.
I have some of these.
Wish to have more.
Keep it up.
Most wonderful to see I'm not as crazy as I think I am at times.

Date:21-Aug-08, 12:09 pm, GMT
Name:alan lovell

Hi Guy. Just letting you know Ray Ennis is on The Steve Wright Show on the 29th of August. Plugging the just realeased E M I years
4 C D pack. Hopefully. Picture and Message from Ray to follow. Cheers S B J s

Date:20-Aug-08, 3:11 pm, GMT
Name:David Fowler

Brilliant collection. Discovered it doing some research on Antoria guitars and found a link to your 994. I had what must have been a 992 (two pickups) in the 1970s and was never able to find anything out about it - this is the only other one I've ever seen, except for one on ebay (it went for about 150).
Mine was light blue and had had a Bigsby vibrato fitted, and I think my selector switches were where yours says ANTORIA. It's more Bison-y shaped than I remember.
I could never get it to sound much good, but maybe that was me, or my amp which was also not much good. Didn't get on with the very thick neck, though.
A few weeks after I bought it my local shop had a secondhand Vox teardrop for 20, or 5 more than I'd paid for the Antoria (a lot at the time) - if I'd bought that it would be worth about 1000 now. Still, what I'd really like is a Vox White Shadow like yours, except preferably in blue. Really like the shape...

David Fowler

Date:15-Aug-08, 1:57 pm, GMT

Unteresting pictures of John Leyton I went to same school and was friends with Hedley. Good collection

Date:06-Aug-08, 9:49 pm, GMT
Name:amanda michelson

just passing by and thought i'd say hello! :-D

Date:04-Aug-08, 4:39 am, GMT
Name:Tony Armalis
Location:Chicago, IL USA

Great stuff man. Ipicked up a used guitar that everyone said was a Teisco. Someone pointed me to your site & it's the Zenon in gallery 7, except mine is a tobacco sunburst. Now, to find a new trem for it......

Date:26-Jul-08, 4:03 pm, GMT
Name:Trevor Midgley

Guy - you have a great site here.

Well done, and thanks for adding to the sum of man's knowledge of Fenton Weills!

All the best -


Date:15-Jul-08, 2:57 pm, GMT
Name:John Snyder
Location:Shropshire, England

Hi Guy,

Great site. While I'm strictly an acoustic player, I can appreciate the "Dark Side."

My own collection includes a 1964 Martin 00-21NY that I bought new; a ca.1990 Martin D-42 that I bought new; a Takamine F-400 12-string; and a Wildwood 5-string banjo.


Date:06-Jul-08, 4:13 pm, GMT
Name:Karina Countess von Borowski Hosking

Darling! Loved the site.At least unlike me you dont collect hay burners!XXXXXYour friend KarinaX

Date:04-Jul-08, 11:38 pm, GMT
Name:Ray Brown

"hey that collection is phenomenal, I would love to see all them."-.patience

Date:18-Jun-08, 4:26 pm, GMT
Name:Reg Godwin

Hi Guy,
You promised you would stop at 80 guitars! This isn't helping me cope with my own guitar collecting addiction. Seriously though, it's a wonderful eclectic, electric collection and you are doing a great job keeping these old and occasionally eccentric guitars in preservation.
Looks like we're both on the road to ruin courtesy of those irrestistible painted planks with strings.
All the best,
Reg Godwin

Date:18-Jun-08, 11:07 am, GMT
Name:Nick Kennett

Guy, Thanks so much for the photo.
Here's the story again for anyone else who's interested.
I've got a Dallas Tuxedo Bass which I was given in 1975 as my first bass.It's not really up to gigging now but I am in the process of restoring it to it's former glory.
Generally speaking I wouldn't restore a guitar of this age as I feel that 50 years of playing wear can only add to it's charm, however on this occasion I think i'm justified as prior to starting the restoration you would struggle to recognise the bass as a Dallas Tuxedo. Heres how.......
In a moment of madness when still very young and uninformed I removed the edge binding, gave it a second cut-away and fitted another pick-up near the bridge.
The original natural mahogany finish was stripped and it was painted white and the edge binding rebate painted black.
The body is now back to it's original shape and the second pick-up hole is filled. My intention is to veneer the top with a thin layer of mahogany veneer and re-fit an off-white edge binding as per the original spec followed by an aged natural finish.
Now thanks to Guy's photo I can get an accurate Water slide "Tuxedo" transfer made to finish the job. I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts on this and any photos of original Dallas Tuxedo Basses as the only one's i've ever seen are Mo Foster's and Bill Wymans highly modified and now fretless "Tux" as photographed in issue 24 of Bass Guitar Mag and my letter in issue 25.
Best regards

Nick Kennett
Nick Kennett.

Date:15-Jun-08, 3:53 pm, GMT
Name:Barb von Kampen
Location:Omaha, Nebraska

Hi Guy, well you did it again, identified a real mystery guitar for me. A Klira tolex covered solid body found in a basement in Omaha, Nebraska! Thank you for all your help, I'll bring you more mysteries as they surface in the midwest. Barb

Date:18-May-08, 7:57 am, GMT
Name:Jean Michel

Hello Guy,

Big Thank's from France !!
Your web site is very marvellous.
Thank you very much for your help......

Jean Michel from France .

Date:08-May-08, 10:50 pm, GMT
Name:Fenton Weills

Hey great collection,
exiting to ransack through the old cuties

Fenton Weills

Date:25-Apr-08, 9:26 am, GMT
Name:Tommy Dunne
Location:Minneapolis Mn USA

Hi Guy
Really good website, great collection with lots of info. Keep up the good work


Date:24-Apr-08, 10:18 pm, GMT
Name:Francis Kaye

Hi Guy (and Paul). What a wonderful collection you have and thank you for sharing it with all us enthusiasts. Most of all I want to thank you for identifying ALL the guitars on my website which were used by Irish bands during the '60s. Friends forever!
Francis K.

Date:17-Apr-08, 3:17 pm, GMT
Name:David White
Location:Studio 2!

Hey Guy,

Great to meet you the other day and what a fantastic collection!! Let's hope we can get some of your babies up to the Royal Cornwall Show so you can exhibit them, I know the crowds will be as fascinated as I was.

All the best, see you soon behind the drum kit!!


Date:15-Apr-08, 9:14 pm, GMT
Name:roger bennett
Location:st austell

Great collection.
Have you ever owned an Overwater guitar (not bass) ?
I did years ago. Small body, rosewood neck ,double octave, actives and finished in metallic green. Bought new in Truro in the 80's. Wish I hadn't sold it. Would love to know if anyone has one.

Date:15-Apr-08, 3:56 pm, GMT
Name:Joe Boyce

Hi Guy was great to hear you on radio Cornwall and what a great guitar collection

Date:15-Apr-08, 1:21 pm, GMT
Name:Ed Simons
Location:Cornwall UK

Hi Guy,

Great to hear you on the David White Show (Radio Cornwall 15/04/2008).
Your collection keeps on growing and I look forward to administering to your M & H.


Date:08-Apr-08, 9:24 am, GMT
Name:Peter Solomon
Location:Italy and the world

P.S. For more information on the last of the 100 numbered Limited Edition Handle guitar auction see:

Date:07-Apr-08, 11:25 pm, GMT
Name:Peter solomon
Location:Italy and the world.

Hello Guy,
Great website and incredible collection! Big compliments! Here is a bit of information about a one time auction that could be really of interest to you:
XOX Audio Tools , producer of one of the most revolutionary award-winning carbon fiber guitars, the Handle, has decided to put the last of 100 numbered limited edition guitars up for auction to the highest bidder and all proceeds will go directly to Guitars not Guns. Guitars not Guns is a non profit making organisation based in the USA, Canada, UK and expanding. They offer free guitars,lessons, encouragement and confidence building to underprivileged children and at-risk youth. They operate entirely on donations and volunteer efforts. They use music as an alternative to violence by providing ambition, a hobby and career possibilities to these needy children.
XOX Audio Tools will be putting their number 100 Handle guitar on ebay on April 21st and it will be auctioned on May 1st 2008.

Date:04-Apr-08, 5:22 pm, GMT

Just got a Honher Shark Fin SE603. Like the one in your collection.

Date:02-Apr-08, 3:45 pm, GMT
Name:Peter Innes

I just had to look!


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