I have loved Neil Young’s playing for many, many years.
He is equally at home on acoustic and electric guitars and has written countless great songs during a career which spans back to the 1960s.
I have been lucky enough to see Neil live twice. The first time was when he headlined the 1996 Phoenix Festival near Stratford-upon-Avon with his band Crazy Horse.
It was a stunning performance and included an awesome electric rendition of Like A Hurricane which seemed to last 20 minutes with strobe lights flashing out into the audience.
The second time I saw him was at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London in 2009. He was, once again, absolutely fantastic. The night ended with Neil and Paul McCartney singing The Beatles’ classic A Day In The Life. An incredible moment and one I will never forget.
Enjoy this wonderful concert of Neil performing at the BBC in 1971.
A few years ago I would have struggled to part with any guitar, but I said goodbye to two today to bring this new one into the fold.
I am a huge fan of Yamaha guitars, they are excellent value for money and the F310 that I bought 15/16 years ago still gets regular use. To this day I still get comments on its tone yet I paid just £80 for it new at the end of the 1990s.
This F370 has a great sound, lovely highly playable neck and superb action – three qualities which seem to be the hallmark of every Yamaha guitar I have ever played . Plus the tobacco sunburst looks amazing.
The company is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary, here’s to another 125 years!