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Guitar 'treasure trove' uncovered in Cheltenham

A collection of ultra-rare electric guitars have been found at a house in Gloucestershire.

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According to BBC News, 12 Supersound guitars, created by famed British manufacturers Jim Burns and Alan Wootton between 1958 and 1959, were discovered in the basement of a house in Cheltenham.

The instruments are some of the earliest examples of British electric guitars and basses in existence, according to author and Burns expert Paul Day.

Highlighting just how rare the instruments are, he claimed to have never seen a single Supersound in almost 50 years of writing about guitars.

A guitar fan from west Cornwall, Guy Mackenzie, purchased the instruments for an undisclosed fee and dubbed them his collection's "holy grail".

Instruments made by Burns have proven popular over the decades, with famous players including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, George Harrison, Jimmy Page and Elvis Presley.

"Musicians who play them now include Andy Bell of Oasis, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and The Kooks," Mr Mackenzie said.

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Posted on 15 Apr 2009 15:26 to category : Instruments News

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