Sam Li Flying V : a very special guitar

This is a guitar built by the late Sam Li that was brought to me by his step-daughter Fiona Beattie for some maintenance work. The book alongside is written by author Mark Eglinton and Fiona about the life of this remarkable man and his wonderfully skilled work carried out for many world famous guitarists (incl.…

Status Quo Francis Rossi Green Fender Telecaster

This one has been “rockin’ all over the world’ and is a true work horse of a guitar. Having done almost 6,000 gigs, the famous green Fender Telecaster belonging to Francis Rossi of Status Quo is now going under the auctioneers hammer. I was lucky enough to take my screwdriver and camera to this beauty…

British Music Experience

Wednesday 9th Oct 2019 at the British Music Experience in the Cunard Building, Liverpool, UK Steve presents Suzi Quatro with her copy of Famous Frets.  She is the only female in the book….she was chuffed with that!! The event was for a live showing of her new film plus a Q&A with the BME’s curator…

Going Potty

A restoration job taking out newly fitted pots on this 1961 Gibson 335 and putting back the original Centralab pots that were in the case, really fiddly job ….like putting a ship in a bottle x 5!

Gibson J200 Fret Dress

This guitar needed a fret dress as the owner was having fret buzz from the fourth fret to around the eighth.  The fret pictured had to be taken out and reinserted because the tang wasn’t making contact with the fingerboard.