Following the sad passing of Bernie Marsden, we at ATB Guitars are proud to have been given the stewardship of his vintage guitar collection so that these fine instruments can be enjoyed by other like-minded individuals as were his wishes.
For those who aren't familiar with the late, great Bernie Marsden here is a brief bio -
Bernie Marsden, a name that resonates with the essence of rock and blues music, is a legendary guitarist, singer, and songwriter whose talent and influence have left an indelible mark on the music industry. With his soulful playing style, captivating stage presence, and exceptional songwriting abilities, Bernie has firmly established himself as one of the most revered figures in the world of rock guitar.
Born on May 7, 1951, in Buckinghamshire, England, Bernie's musical journey began at an early age when he discovered the power of the guitar. Inspired by the blues greats like B.B. King, Freddie King, and Otis Rush, he delved into the rich tapestry of blues music, honing his skills and developing a distinct sound that would set him apart from his peers.
Bernie's breakthrough came when he joined the iconic rock band Whitesnake in 1978, becoming an integral part of their success. His contributions as the band's lead guitarist and co-songwriter resulted in some of their biggest hits, including the timeless classic "Here I Go Again." Bernie's expressive playing and melodic solos became the signature sound of Whitesnake, solidifying his status as a guitar legend.
Beyond his tenure with Whitesnake, Bernie's illustrious career extends far and wide. He has collaborated and performed with numerous renowned artists such as Paul McCartney, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Moore, and Ringo Starr, showcasing his versatility and ability to seamlessly blend genres.
Moreover, Bernie's solo work is a testament to his artistry and creative vision. His albums, including "And About Time Too" and "Green and Blues," showcase his exceptional songwriting abilities and his mastery of the guitar, earning him accolades from both critics and fans alike.
With his enduring passion for music and unwavering dedication to his craft, Bernie Marsden continues to inspire generations of musicians and captivate audiences worldwide. Whether he's shredding a blazing guitar solo or delivering heartfelt lyrics, his music carries an emotional depth that resonates with listeners and solidifies his legacy as a true icon of rock and blues.
Bernie has been an avid and enthusiastic guitar collector for a long time. Probably starting before a lot of people reading this were born. We have for sale here some of the crown jewels of Bernie's collection - ones he connected with and stayed with him for many, years. Every guitar in this collection is featured in his impressive, large hardback, coffee table book a copy of which will be included with every sale.