Not Oldfield's best by any means, but not too bad. Generally sounds like a good demo tape, with many promising ideas that are ultimately left underdeveloped. Limiting all sounds to being guitar-derived is part of the problem - many of the tracks would have benefited from being fleshed out with keyboards and percussion. This won't appeal to new listeners, probably for die-hard fans only.
I had this CD any years ago and I lost it. It was like meeting an old friend again. This is a wonderful album with classic MIke Oldfield themes and beautifully played. I would have marked it higher only because I remembered it, so it wasn't a real supprise.
Since I picked up a vinyl copy of TB back in '73 I've been sold on MO as an artist, admittedly not all his tracks have been great, but I was very impressed with "Guitars". After having wondered off a bit previously it was good to see him come home to what he does best - i.e. play guitar.