I’m an absolutely useless guitarist but I enjoy playing around on my own. Having reviewed the not very good photographs, I realise that I don’t have that many electric guitars. In truth I only started collecting relatively recently, my first, bought secondhand when we lived in Houston. These are the instruments that I want rather than what is available and highly thought of. For many years I had decided against adding a Gibson Les Paul to the set but have, quite recently acquired  a secondhand variant. What can I say, for the first half hour I wondered what all the fuss was about, in the second, I learned to love it to bits.

My problem is that I tend to select a favorite and leave the others in their stands.  These days, I’m rarely bothered to link up all the electric gubbins and so the Gibson ES 175 gets played the most although I finally put together an easy to use amplified set up so I may well vary things a bit..

I few years ago, before we moved to new quarters, I had a good recording set up using a Line 6 Tone Port and some recording software. For a long while I’ve not  got around to replicating the facility and so there has been no recording for a while. However , I have recently hooked up a useable packages so watch, or should I say, listen to this space.

This is the very glossy and  upmarket Fender Jaguar.

Electric Guitars

The great Fender Stratocaster.

Telecaster Thin Line, semi hollow body.

Ricky 345. Fun but an acquired taste

Ricky 12 string

My other favourite, 1965 Gretsch Chet Atkins.


Burns Bison that used to be at our home in France. Now replaced and back in the UK. I can’t quite get the action right so it’s not my favourite.

Gibson Lucille - no ‘f’ holes.

Gibson ES 335 - Wonderful

The full bodied Gibson ES-175

White Frames are Hot

Candy Apple Fender Coronado

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    Epihpone ES 175

Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor ll. Another arch top to add to the collection.

Bought as a bargain buy the Ibanez semi  AS73-T

Apart form the electric models there is also a small clutch of non-electric guitars. I was first introduced to Ovations when I visited a guitar shop in San Francisco and bought my first one. The very basic six string Balladeer is the finest  non-electric I have ever played. Over the years I have added two other Ovations, a twelve string and a nylon strung variant . The Guitar in the middle is a Gibson J45/50 .

      Hofner Verithin

Gibson Les Paul Studio