Heading to a new venue for the 2014 incarnation, the Dallas International Guitar Festival is sure to be the best yet! To be held at the Fair Park in Dallas, TX is chalk full of exciting things to do. With dozens of live performances and the best in new a vintage gear, it seems as though 3 days is barely enough. Show hours are Friday 12pm-7pm, Saturday 10am-7pm, and Sunday 10am-6pm. We’re teaming up with our friends at TV Jones for this great event. Be sure to stop by for product demonstrations, Free 8-point Pit-Stop, and FREE vibrato installations–check out this FLYER for more details! This is always one of the best events of the year; don’t miss out!
On par with the size and scope of the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA each January, the Musikmesse each spring in Frankfurt Germany never ceases to amaze! An estimated 110,000 attendees roamed the massive grounds and visited 2,242 exhibitors from an astounding 57 countries! Products from every corner of the industry and the chance to have personal ‘hands on’ time excited visitors. Visitors to the Bigsby booth also had the opportunity to meet the one and only Fred Gretsch! As we shared space with our good friends TV Jones, visitors also got the opportunity to meet TV himself and check out the new Brian Setzer Signature pickups! We love checking out all of the great guitars and talking with the builders that use Bigsby vibratos, but we’d love also love to hear and see your photos from the Musikmesse of your favorite Bigsby equipped guitars. Feel free to share on our Facebook page HERE or our Twitter page HERE. Check out our photos HERE and Musikmesse’s HERE. Each year the Musikmesse gets better and better and so you can bet we’re excited for 2015!
We’re on location in Frankfurt Germany this week at the Musikmesse 2014! Be sure to come visit us in Hall 4.0 H25! For the latest from our online coverage from the show, connect with us on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE!
Be sure to check back after the show for a full wrap up and photos from around the show!
While winter continued to demonstrate its power across much of the country, Spartanburg, SC experienced a beautiful weekend February 22-23. In addition to the sunshine, guitars and excitement filled the air for annual guitar show! Visitors were delighted to find that almost 100 exhibitors and dealers from across the country packed the Spartanburg Expo Center. With great vintage gear (including some amazing Pre-War Martins and 50s Gibsons!), the floor was also dotted with some incredible new gear. The Brooks Cobb Guitars display was a highlight for all of the attendees. As you see from the photos HERE, new and vintage Bigsby products were all around the show. We love seeing all the sweet vintage gear with our tailpieces! Many thanks to those who took us up on our offer for Free Pit-Stop check ups; it was our pleasure to help! Check out our upcoming events HERE for your chance at a FREE Pit-Stop or Installation! Spartanburg was a great start to our 2014 guitar show circuit; we’ll see you down the road!
February is here and although Punxsutawney Phil suggests that winter may not quite be over, we have the cure: The Spartanburg Guitar Show! The Spartanburg Expo Center will be filled with great new and vintage gear on February 22-23. We’re looking forward to this great event which always has tons of great gear. What would make attending this event even more of a ‘no-brainer’? How about your favorite guitar getting a Bigsby vibrato installed for FREE ? You read that right; just stop by the booth with your favorite guitar, purchase a vibrato, and we’ll install it on the spot for FREE!* If your guitar already has a Bigsby, bring it by for a Pit-Stop, and we’ll make sure its performing in tip-top shape–for FREE! Check out the flyer HERE.
See you bright and early on February 22!
More details HERE.
Although it seems impossible, the NAMM Shows keep getting better! The 2014 incarnation was once again held at the Anaheim Convention Center January 23-26. After the wild winter that most of the country has endured, the 96,000+ visitors seized the opportunity and basked in the warmth and sunshine of SoCal! Once inside, visitors were treated to more than 5,000 brand offerings from 1533 exhibiting companies. While the reason may not be immediately known, the energy and excitement on the floor was contagious. New products popped up at every corner and some are sure to alter the current music scene. Technology and creativity are driving a whole new generation of inspiring products. Keeping with tradition, the show started off with triumphant set of music from a marching band; a great way to start the weekend!
Part of the joy of attending of NAMM is seeing the diverse range of products from across the industry. Bigsby vibratos were found on a wide range of guitar brands including LSL, Saul Koll, Godin, Reverend, Nik Huber, Gibson and many others! In all, Bigsbys appeared on more than 3 dozen different branded guitars! The Bigsby booth not only included all of the current production models, books, and various guitars, but also an ORIGINAL MATCH PLATE! In the 1940s, Paul Bigsby used his skills as a pattern maker and machinist to start making guitar parts. A portion of the process was to create match plates so that items could be sand cast out of aluminum. The 1950s match plate on display (see photo below) was for a Gibson OEM vibrato model. As you might imagine, it drew quite a bit of attention. To this day, all of our Original Kalamazoo line vibratos are cast using this same method (and similar match plates). Certainly a wonderful piece of history!
Check out more photos from the show HERE. Always a great way to start the year, NAMM 2014 delivered an abundance of energy! Thanks for a great show and we’ll see you in Nashville in July!