Hi Y’all, my name is Jay and I have started this blog regarding my collection of vintage guitars, simply because I dig them and they are a joy to play. My guitar collection started over 40 years ago with my first Pearl SG Copy, then a cherry Yamaha SG-500 guitar, and when I was into prog rock, metal and rock and roll. Many moons later, the collection has grown a bit and is scattered in various places, some are in UK and some are still in my native Holland .
My collection is mainly Japanese, Taiwanese stuff like Yamaha, Ibanez, Aria although I dig the old USA stuff also like Peavey, Guild, Musicman, Fender, too, as they go back to the early 1950s and even before.
Collecting guitars is quite unlike collecting coins or stamps and requires space, which is if limited, not good, especially when suffering from GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome). From time to time space is needed for “new stuff”. Thankfully, there’s eBay where some duplicates can go, but most stuff stays in the collection which featured in June 2019 Guitar Magazine.
Some noteworthy guitars in the collection include an early 1970s Yamaha SG-175, a model made by Yamaha for Carlos Santana and some other rare Yamaha or other Gibson Les Paul models or Fender Stratocaster from the 1950s and later.