Phil Manzanera is one of the UK’s best-known musicians and record producers, having shot to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead guitarist with the seminal band, Roxy Music. He is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading guitarists and is in much demand both as a performer and record producer.
"My first electric guitar was a Höfner Galaxie which I bought when I was 11 or 12 in London. At that time I was living in Venezuela, but was sent to a school in Dulwich, near London. It's a great guitar still. I bought it on hire-purchase through Bells catalogue; a catalogue belonging to a shop in Surbiton, Surrey in England. I used the Galaxie till I joined Roxy Music, but I have never parted with it!"