The monochromatic flipside of yesterday's colour parade comes from guitar tech extraordinaire Geoffrey Strachan, who, on more than one occasion, has been Johnny-on-the-Spot, saving the day before the curtain went up on The Rapiers.
"Colin Pryce-Jones asked me to send these pics of their current stage setup," he says. "I converted the originals [snapped by Nathan J. Hulse] to black and white to look like The Shadows' old stage setup."
Begging the question: Doesn't a Vox front line look retro cooler in B&W?
Geoffrey also forwarded pix of Colin's latest hardware: Vox Phantom VI and Antoria guitars, lovingly restored with the aid of Mark Alderton, Terry Hume and Roberto Brandoni. But that's another note entirely, coming soon.