We won’t argue that the average weekend isn’t a glorious event, when it is stacked to the rafters with guitars it is downright fabulous. It doesn’t get any better than the GuitArlington show held on the weekend of October 18-19. With thousands, if not tens of thousands, guitars filling the halls of the Arlington, Texas Convention Center, nothing could keep fans away! By now you all know that this is the event that dealers and collectors look forward to as it is where the best of best is. 2014 was no exception. From the depths of a private collection, Jack Parsons Bigsby guitar stunned attendees. As you can see from the photos below, it is an incredible build as well as a piece of history.
While it certainly was the star of the show, it wasn’t the only amazing piece. From vintage ‘burst Les Pauls, Blackguards, and almost too clean original ’54 Strats, there was no shortage of eye candy. Perhaps the best opportunity most of us will get to experience these ‘holy grail’ specimens. For our part and display, we teamed up with legendary pickup guru and luthier Tom ‘TV’ Jones. Visitors to our booth got up close and personal checking out all the Bigsby vibratos, guitars, books, parts, and Tom’s famous demo guitar. Check out the photos to see this masterpiece of pickup testing and other shots from around the show HERE. Generous thanks to those who took us up on our offer for free Pit-Stops and Installations–it made it another GREAT trip to Texas! Now its on to the last stop of 2014; the Great American Guitar Show in Philly Nov. 8-9!