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NAMM Show 2016–That’s a Wrap!

NAMM Show 2016–That’s a Wrap!

Every year at just about this time, the magnetic force of music draws folks from around the world into a single location in southern California.  The result? 100,000+ excited fans pack the Anaheim Convention Center!  For four glorious days each January, The NAMM Show comes to town and visitors and guests from around the world check out new... [Read More]

Getting’ Ready for the 2016 NAMM Show!

It’s that time of year again! The NAMM Show is just around the corner and it is sure to be another fantastic event! Showing off the best, newest, and most incredible products the music industry has to offer, the Anaheim California Convention Center is going to jumpin’ January 21-24.  We will, of course, be in attendance showcasing... [Read More]

Celebrating 2015 Bigsby Birthdays

December 12th 2015 marks what would be the 116th birthday of Paul Adelbert Bigsby. When it comes to guitar history, names like Leo Fender, Adolph Rickenbacker, and Les Paul may be more widely known, but their work would not have been possible without the man who designed and built the first solidbody electric guitar. Paul Bigsby A skilled... [Read More]

Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Ted McCarty buying Bigsby Accessories

Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Ted McCarty buying Bigsby Accessories

Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Ted McCarty Buying Bigsby Accessories and Leaving the Gibson Company The Gretsch-McCarty-Bigsby family legacy still going strong today. By Fred W. Gretsch I was thinking recently about how three well-timed telephone calls forever linked three families and changed the history of Gibson Guitars, Bigsby Accessories,... [Read More]

GuitArlington 2015 Wrap-up

GuitArlington 2015 Wrap-up

During an exceptionally warm and sunny weekend in Texas, one of–nay–the BIGGEST vintage guitar event of the year happened! GuitArlington 2015 took place at the Arlington, TX Convention Center October 17-18, and if anything was going to be able to draw people inside, it was a this amazing collection of vintage gear! 200+ exhibitors... [Read More]

Vintage Bigsby guitar about to be auctioned off!

Vintage Bigsby guitar about to be auctioned off!

Hold on to your hats and be prepared to open your wallets if you’d like to be the new owner of a 1956 Paul Bigsby-made guitar.  On October 24, 2015, Heritage Auctions will be offering this outstanding example of Paul Bigsby’s work.  The auction will take place in their Beverly Hills, CA showroom and will also feature other incredible... [Read More]