Artist Autographed Guitars

Looking back at my first live concert by a local band where I grew up. I
noticed home playing a Gibson Marauder Guitar and thought that was really cool.
This made me want to learn to play the guitar, not in the least as we had some
musical talent and connection in our own family. Being of Dutch/East
Indies back ground affiliated me with bands and music from the Blue Diamonds,
Black Arrows, Tielman Brothers and more. These bans became commonly known
as “Indo Rock” the early 1960s saw an explosion of music in areas like The
Hague and years later this lead to the so-called Haagse Beatnach festivals were
prominent band like the Golden Earring, Q65, Living Blues, The Shoes, Earth and
Fire and Brain-box amongst others….. Radio Luxembourg and Radio Caroline did
the rest.  My interest in the guitar
stems from those events in the late 1960s and early 1970s when I started
collecting. Getting a hold of my first Pearl SG, Yamaha SG, and through our
family some of the “Indo Rock” guitars like the Tielman brothers and more…In
addition to collecting guitars, I tried to obtain guitars that were actually
used or at least autographed by bands I saw or appreciated so this page is
dedicated to some of these.  Always had
an interest in Yamaha SGs, here we have one, a Green Yamaha SG-2000s (1985)
autographed by Jake Burns of the band Stiff Little Fingers (SLF), in the
collection are also some Big Country owned and autographed guitars. Not shown
but there is an ES-175 autographed by prominent Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino. The
ES-175 is a single- or dual-pickup archtop electric guitar and unlike Gibson’s
L5 and Super 400 guitars, the ES-175 is typically made of an all-laminate
construction, which was a cheaper alternative than the existing L-5 model

Below also a Fender Telecaster Custom Deluxe 1977 played and autographed by
band members from “Status Quo” namely Francis Rossi, and Rick Parfitt”. I
recall at high school, wearing Denim with a host of band names inked onto the
fabric, which included “Status Quo”.