Vintage Guitars - Rickenbacker, Gretsch, Guild, Harmony used by Irish bands in the '60s
On these pages we share vintage photos of musicians with their instruments. If you can identify any of the musicians, please let us know. We are indebted to Guy Mackenzie, Paul Day, John Doyle, Stefano Aria, Steve Russell, Jack Marchal, Mike Robinson, Alfons Lahaye and Tommy Dunne for their very generous expertise in identifying most of the guitars. Where possible, we have credited vintage guitar websites with photos. If your website has been omitted, please let us know and it will be added.
Aiden Magennis of The Debonaires onstage with his Rickenbacker 325 c.1965-'67 Jimmy Uprichard of The Majestic Showband sent us this photo with his Guild Starfire III from the early '60s. Guitarist with Athlone's Saints Showband pictured with his semi-solid Rickenbacker 330

Stewart Gillespie of The High Seas Showband with his Rickenbacker Rose Morris model 1997

The Exiles  on stage in the Isle of Man in 1966.  Dave Storey (right) playing a 1964  orange Gretsch Chet Atkins and Albert McKenzie playing a 1962  White Fender Stratocaster.
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