Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul as used in Free

I am traveling to the North East of England for what is perhaps the last chance to get a close look at a guitar that belonged to the late Paul Kossoff of Free. The owner, Arthur Ramm has very kindly allowed me to have a look in detail at the guitar. Gibson did a tribute…

Eric Stewart/Mick Ralphs Les Paul TV 1959

Les Paul TV previously owned by Eric Stewart of 10CC and Mick Ralphs of Bad Company. The Les Paul Junior was introduced in 1954 with a dark brown-over yellow lacquer giving intense shading on this entry/student model guitar. Les Paul and Mary Ford were extremely popular stars of the day and had their own TV…

Hollies (Eric Haydock – Bass)

I was asked by Eric to service this bass and take a look at the electrics because the volume pot was working intermittently.  The trus rod needed slight adjustment but other than that it is lovely to see this guitar in such great condition.  See this old clip to appreciate how well it has stood…

Teenage Fan Club

All of these guitars came to me for servicing during a break in their tour itinerary via George Borowski who was their guitar tech at the time.  I got them all on the Tuesday and had to get them done for Thursday so working through the night was mandatory. Note green telecaster which needed a…

Wild Thing (neck break Repair for Chip Taylor)

In case you didn’t know, Chip Taylor wrote Wild Thing (The Troggs) and Angel in the Morning and MANY other well known hits.  He is also the brother of actor Jon Voight and thus is the Uncle of Angelina Jolie.  Sadly, Angelina was not with him when I met Chip at his hotel in Manchester! …