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Dec 12, 2014) DAVE BUTLIN said:Bought my 1st real guitar from there. It was a burgundy Rossetti six string jazz style. Cost £8Gns at the time. £15gns would have secured a green electric version. Also bought Bert Weedon's Play in a Day and a bunch of plectrums! Bought some records there too. Very classy shop!

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I worked in Neptune Restaurant Fish Street Northampton.
Did Fraser Mckenzie music store exist in the 60s.
I remember a music store opposite the restaurant.
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Bohdan Hynda
(2020)

Fraser, Son & Mackenzie, 32 Abington Street, Northampton (with branches at Bedford and Rushden) to the Northamptonshire section of BRSA as there are adverts for it at this link:

https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/search/results?basicsearch=%22fraser%2c%20son%20%26%20mackenzie%22&exactsearch=false&county=northamptonshire%2c%20england&retrievecountrycounts=false&mostspecificlocation=northamptonshire%2c%20england&sortorder=2


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Dave Harwood
11 Oct 2023 at 06:35
I found an advert in the ‘Northampton Chronicle & Echo’ dated 1st August 1931: “ALBERT SANDLER - MEET HIM AT FRAZER, SON & MACKENZIE'S SHOWROOMS, 32, ABINGTON STREET, AND HAVE YOUR RECORDS AUTOGRAPHED BY ALBERT SANDLER.”
Dave Harwood
20 Feb 2024 at 06:01
I found this advert in the 'Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph' dated 4th August 1966:
“A. MACKENZIE 4-6 FISH STREET, NORTHAMPTON Tel. 37638 (formerly Fraser, Son and MacKenzie Ltd.) for the latest - Televisions : Radio : Radiograms : Records : Record Players : Music : Tape Recorders plus of course Pianos : Organs : Guitars and Everything Musical.”
... which confirms Bohdan Hynda's memory of it also being in Fish Street, Northampton in the 1960's, opposite the Neptune Restaurant, which was located at 7 Fish Street, Northampton.

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