Melbourne Guitar Show 2023: Phil Manning on his five favourite guitars

Phil Manning
(Image credit: Phil Manning)

Phil Manning is just one of the many renowned guitarists appearing at this year’s Melbourne Guitar Show – which returns this weekend at the Caulfield Racecourse (see here for more info). Flanked by Nick Charles, he’ll perform at 12pm on the Marsh Mezzanine stage this Sunday (March 5th), delivering 45 minutes of mind-bending musicality.

In the lead-up to the big day, we had Manning bash out some thoughts on the five guitars currently throwing him head over heels…

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…