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The Summers' Collection

Andy Summers

Gaze lustfully at the private guitar collection of Andy Summers, captured on film by the man himself.

Policeman and photographer Andy Summers hangs his own guitar gallery in words and pictures

The Gittler Guitar

I first saw this piece of art in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. I never forgot it and after three years or so I was able to meet Alan Gittler and have him make me one.

It is entirely handcrafted and contains not one bolt, rivet or screw in the whole assemblage. It has a separate pickup for each string and therefore may be played through six amplifiers. It reminds me of Picasso's Fishbone.

Louis Panormol 825

This guitar belonged to my first guitar teacher who is now dead, God bless 'im.

Hamer Six String Fretless

specially commissioned!!!

Gibson Blonde 175 (1964), Dot Inlay 335 (1958 originally left-handed), Chet Atkins '82

Recording King Acoustic

Purchased at the Guitar Resurrection in Austin, Texas two years ago. I believe this guitar was originally made by Gibson and was available by mail order purchase through the Sears Roebuck catalogue. Whatever — a wonderful guitar with a terrifically crisp, rhythm sound that undeniably evokes guitar music of the 20's and 30's.

61 Sunburst Stratocaster

With Japanese Andy doll. Suffering from too much use of the WangerBar.

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Andy Summers



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