Meet your blogmaster - G L Wilson

Twanging the ol' Fender Bass VI
Hi, my name is Gavin Lloyd Wilson and I am currently living in Pembrokeshire in Wales. I would never claim to be the world's greatest guitarist but I am passionate about the instrument. A few years ago I spent more of my time writing about guitars than actually playing them, but I now regularly get together with like-minded souls to play and perform.

I have played in several bands over the years, none of which amounted to anything much but since moving to Wales in recent years I have found much more opportunity for meeting and playing with other musicians. I have play guitar, bass and Bass VI with The Spookers and for a few dates in 2014 I was asked to join renowned Welsh psychedelic/space-rock band Sendelica as occasional stand-in bassist (i.e. for those gigs when their regular bassist wasn't available). I also appeared on Sendelica's Live At Crabstock album, playing rhythm guitar on "(The Return Of The) Maggot Brain".

I have dabbled in recording on and off throughout the past 25 years or so. Recording as Spurious Transients and drafting in various friends and fellow musicians to assist, I have recently self-released my first proper album, influenced by krautrock, the avant garde, and the Welsh countryside in which I live, and entitled Portraits Of A Landscape (available to buy as a CD or download here).


I am also the author of the book 500 Guitars as published by Chartwell Books in 2010. I have ideas for a second more highly-illustrated volume - if there are any backers out there interested in such a publishing venture, please contact me soonest.

You can email me with ideas for the blog, photos of your own interesting guitars (no off-the-shelf common or garden Strats, Les Pauls, etc, please), plus strange eBay finds, or general questions at gavinlloydwilson@yahoo.com.

Also, you can find Guitarz on Facebook - feel free to post pics of your own guitars or recommend items for us to include on the blog.

Music fans may also enjoy reading my record reviews on my vinyl blog at Spirals In Wax.

Please note that I am available for copy editing, proofreading, editorial, writing work, etc.

G L Wilson

Current favourite guitars and basses:
I do have others, which - rightly or wrongly - are less frequently used.



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