post about my collection. . . . . Something different!
This is going to be about some of the ones that have gone.
I know I said I would do the Telecaster but the shots I took,
weren't too good and I ran out of time to fiddle around, so I will
have another go at that one!
I often have e.mails that ask the weight of an instrument, or neck size,
does it balance well, how does it sound etc but I also get asked if these
are really all mine, and do I still have them all?
Yes, they are all mine, unless I have included a bass or guitar as part of
a feature, which isn't mine and I will say so.
How did I end up with so many? Well, I could do a whole post on that, so
I will come back to that one.
Do I still have them all?
No. Most of them but not all of them.
Many had been and gone before I started this blog and in the days of take
a pic, wait until the roll of film was full, take it to the chemist and wait for
another week, almost all of my earliest guitars, never had a picture taken.
Shame but that's how it was then - it is so much easier these days - take as
many shots as you like and then sit and got through them.
The T-40 above was one that I had gigged and enjoyed but with quite a few
other Forty's to play, I decided it was time for an edit.
It ended up in France, to a very enthusiastic owner - quite a rarity on the
continent, so I was told.
The one above, was the first T-40 Blade to break out of the collection and is the
one that is pictured on the header of this blog.
This went to Germany, a few years back - again to someone very keen to have one.
Once I had got started, I thought I would continue to thin out the Peaveys, as at
that time, with with all the Forty's and Sixties I had, I could play a different one
every day of February and still have a couple spare!!
Yes, it had got that far out of hand!!
Then a couple of others found new homes, including "Chalky", above - who
I still keep in touch with - not Chalky. . . . the owner!!
Then "Old Red"left home Old Red Feature
This one went to a player who had one in the late 70's and many years later,
wanted another one. He was in a band called The Vicars - Punk Band!
A cracking older Toaster.
Several other Forty's and a few of the Sixties also found new homes, around
that time, including this one, which went to one of the biggest fans of the T-40
I know, in the UK.
You know who you are!!
I sold this old Aria, some time ago and then I was contacted by it's new
owner, not the person I sold it to, who had seen an image of it on t'internet
and wondered if it was my old one.
A couple of years ago, I finally let go of my 1978 Precision, who went to
someone I still keep in touch with and kindly sent me a pic of it, in the
middle of his collection of Fender Basses.
Both my Westone Rail's have now gone, both to very keen owners - you just
don't see that many of them around.
Then a series of Japanese Fenders - it took me ages to let these go.
Made the decision to re-home them, took them out to play them and
then. . . . . . changed my mind!!
Eventually I came to terms with the loss of them and let them go.
This one was a real wrench - took me ages to find one in this colour.
I know this now has a good home!!
A couple of other Precisions that are no longer with me - a 70's reissue and
a lovely pink "P" - I have also sold the other one I had, with the maple neck,
so if any of my regular readers remember the three Pink Fenders show
together . . . . . . they are here no more!!
There are others that have gone but then like most collections, they evolve.
I have added several, including a rare Peter Cook Axis Guitar - Very Nice!
There are also a couple of basses that have been added, that I haven't really
got round to setting up and playing yet.
How do I get to play them all?
At the moment, I am very attached to an Aria Elite, which I have featured on
I try and take something different out with me, but the Elite is on it's fourth
week and I've got a feeling it will be out again next week!!
Over the years I have met some terrific people, both acquiring a new one for
the collection and when it comes to letting them go - as I have said above, I
have kept in touch with quite a lot of them.
So, this is post 150 - post 151 WILL be about the Telecaster, Honest!!