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2015 Winter NAMM!

Are you ready for the best, newest, and most incredible products the music industry has to offer? That’s right, The NAMM Show is just around the corner! We keep checking the calendar just to make sure that it is, in fact, almost January 2015! The 2015 dates are Thursday January 22nd to Sunday the 25th.  The Anaheim Convention Center will be buzzing with all the latest and greatest gizmos along with industry folks and artists!   Of course we’ll be in attendance and in our regular location of Hall D, booth 3540. Be sure to stop by and check out the wonderful world of Bigsby! We’ll have our full product line on display so that you can check it out in person and get all of your questions answered.  In addition to having almost EVERYTHING music related under the sun in the same building, NAMM boasts ample learning opportunities and seminars to learn about the industry. The Winter NAMM Show is always a great way to start the year, and we are certainly looking forward to it!

For more information on The NAMM Show, click HERE.

Check out photos from the 2014 show HERE.

See you in Anaheim!

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2015 Event Schedule!

Things are heating up for 2015! Check out the event schedule below to find out where we’ll be in 2015! Don’t forget to check back for special offerings and news from each event. Looking forward to seeing YOU in 2015!

January 22-25
Winter NAMM
Anaheim, CA
Anaheim Convention Center
800 West Katella Avenue  Anaheim, CA 92802

March 7
Tempe Guitar Show
Tempe, AZ
Antique Electronic Supply
6221 South Maple Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283

April 15-18
Musik Messe
Frankfurt Germany
Messe Frankfurt
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1  60327 Frankfurt

May 17
Tacoma Guitar Festival
Tacoma, WA
2727 East D Street, Tacoma, WA 98421

June 27-28
Great American Guitar Show-Summer
Oaks, PA
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
100 Station Avenue, Oaks, PA 19456

July 9-11
Summer NAMM
Nashville, TN
Nashville Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203

August 22-23
Bay Area World Guitar Show
San Rafael, CA
Marin Civic Center
10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903

October 17-18
Arlington, TX
Arlington Convention Center
1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX




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Fall Philly Wrap-Up!

The last event of the year was certainly stunning!  That is how to put a capstone on a year! If you were lucky enough to visit the show, you know what we’re talking about.  Throngs (and we do mean a TON) of visitors were capivated by incredible gear. We generally expect to see a few mindbogglingly cool pieces of vintage gear (and this show had it), but there was also an amazing amount of esoteric stuff from the 1950s-1970s. And just for the cool factor, and although they don’t feature a vibrato, we have a soft spot for ukuleles.  Check out the amazing mint Martin 5k in the gallery.  For more photos from around the show, check out the additional gallery HERE.

For our part, we showcased our full line of products and offered complementary installation services and Pit-Stop check-ups.  Many thanks to those who took us up on our offer! We always love when folks visit the booth and check out the vibratos. As they aren’t on an instrument at that point, people can’t really inspect and get acquainted and we love seeing the reaction.  The aluminum castings are lightweight which tends to surprise visitors the most and gives us a smile.  As this was our last event for 2014, we are looking forward to 2015 and can’t wait to visit with you at an upcoming event–stay with us for a complete list. Kind thanks for your support in 2014; see you further on up the road!


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El Twanguero’s Major Rag!

Modern guitar Master Diego ‘El Twanguero’ Garcia demonstrates his skilled craft in this new video. His thumb and fingerpicking talent are second to none and his tasty use of the Bigsby on his vintage Gretsch DuoJet make us proud to call him a friend! Be sure to check out our Artist page on him HERE and visit his website HERE.  Without further ado, please enjoy MAJOR RAG!

EL TWANGUERO-MAJOR RAG from Diego Garcia on Vimeo.

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Fall Philly 2014!

Our FINAL show of 2014!  As the leaves change color and fall to ground, preparations are in full swing for the Great American Guitar Show! To be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA the weekend of November 8-9. This show will be your last chance in 2014 to take advantage of our FREE Installation or Pit-Stop. Check out the flyer HERE for details and to reserve your spot.  If you’re unfamiliar with our Pit-Stop offering, it is an 8-point ‘check up’ to make sure your Bigsby equipped guitar is operating in tip-top fashion.  A free service, but we do suggest that the strings on the instrument be relatively new (or bring a set & we’ll put them on) to get the most out of the Pit-Stop.  We look forward to seeing you soon at the Fall Philly Guitar Show!

Check out more details on the show from Bee3Vintage HERE.

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GuitArlington 2014 Wrap Up

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!


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