Barrie Cadogan talks about his great gear hits and misses, and explains why the Squier 40th Anniversary Jazzmaster is a winner for fans of old-school offsets

Barrie Cadogan Bought & Sold
(Image credit: Courtesy of Barrie Cadogan)

This month's Bought & Sold welcomes Barrie Cadogan of Little Barrie fame – a retro-enthusiast with a taste for offset Fender electric guitars and Gibson semi-hollowbodies with P-90 pickups. And he has plenty of wisdom to share from a life spent buying, selling, but mostly playing guitars.

Here he discusses the ones that got away, the important guitars in his life, and also explains why those looking for cheap electric guitars have never had it so good.

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Jamie Dickson

Jamie Dickson is Editor-in-Chief of Guitarist magazine, Britain's best-selling and longest-running monthly for guitar players. He started his career at the Daily Telegraph in London, where his first assignment was interviewing blue-eyed soul legend Robert Palmer, going on to become a full-time author on music, writing for benchmark references such as 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and Dorling Kindersley's How To Play Guitar Step By Step. He joined Guitarist in 2011 and since then it has been his privilege to interview everyone from B.B. King to St. Vincent for Guitarist's readers, while sharing insights into scores of historic guitars, from Rory Gallagher's '61 Strat to the first Martin D-28 ever made.

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