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Tempe Guitar Show-2015

Each spring (when most of us are wanting nothing more than to get outside) the good folks are Antique Electronic Supply offer perhaps the best possible cure–a FREE guitar show in the Arizona sunshine! We’re SUPER excited to be heading back to the Valley of the Sun this year . To be held at their company headquarters on March 7 at 6221 South Maple Avenue, Tempe AZ 85283, this is sure to be a highlight event for the 2015 season. Co-Sponsored by Jensen Loudspeakers and Gretsch Guitars, they is sure to be something for everyone.  40+ exhibitors (plus food!) will be showcasing their products and live music will be pumping from the Gretsch stage.  We’re gonna be cool here and contain our excitement a bit, but, you don’t want to miss the musical acts. Big Tex & The Blazin’ Pintos, Chuck Hall Band, Slik Fifty, Guitarnauts, and Pat Roberts and the Heymakers! All for FREE! Continuing on the FREE theme, we are offering our free installations, but with a bit of a super twist. Partnering with our friends at both Vibramate and Antique Electronic Supply, we are able to offer an extra special deal for this event only. Purchase a Bigsby vibrato and corresponding Vibramate mounting kit, have us install it at the show and receive a Vibramate String Spoiler FREE! If you aren’t familiar with a String Spoiler, its the ingenious bracket below (no mod) that makes changing strings on your Bigsby a breeze! Check out THIS flyer and reserve your time slot today!Spoiler-Exploded-600S

If you haven’t been to this in previous years, do yourself and favor and get it on the calendar now!

For more information and to check out a full list of exhibitors, visit TempeGuitarShow.com

 

 

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NAMM Show 2015 Wrap Up!

When it comes to BIG, loud, and exciting events nothing compares to the NAMM Show! Each year  tens of thousands of industry folks gather at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California and spend 4 glorious days checking out EVERYTHING under the music industry’s sun. 2015 was no exception and previous attendance records were shattered! According to NAMM, the 2015 registration and attendance topped 99,300! Additionally, a new record was also set of exhibiting companies at 1,621-a full 6% increase over 2014! An impressive stat on its own, but what really shines is that first time exhibitors doubled from 2014–up to 331.  NAMM President & CEO Joe LaMond said that the ‘industry showed up with unparalleled energy’, and it certainly showed and was felt be everyone in the building. As doors opened on Thursday morning,  a rush of visitors instantly flooded the halls and a glorious cacophony followed.  Our most sincere gratitude to those that stopped by to visit and check out our full product line.  Seeing folks getting up close and being able to compare our different vibrato models in person is what makes this show so incredible from our perspective.  While our booth is the epicenter of Bigsby tailpieces at the show, it certainly wasn’t the only place they could be found.  All around the show, our vibratos were featured not only on the most well-known and established brands including Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and PRS, but new companies and boutique builders including Mike Lull, Nik Huber, and Saul Koll.  Check out the photos below and the full gallery HERE for more.  We always love the opportunity to see what luthiers are doing with our tailpieces, but this event was over the top! Suffice to say, a fine gent found a way to add our B5 to a banjo–a BANJO!

Generous thanks to all those who attended and stopped by to visit. The 2015 NAMM Show was an incredible way to kick off the new year! For more information and coverage from the show and more galleries, check out NAMM’s site HERE and Premier Guitar’s HERE.

 

Next Event–Tempe Guitar Show on March 7!

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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
www.namm.org/

March 7
Tempe Guitar Show
Tempe, AZ
Antique Electronic Supply
6221 South Maple Avenue, Tempe, AZ 85283
www.tempeguitarshow.com

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

www.musikmesse.de

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

www.tacomaguitarfestival.com

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

www.bee3vintage.com

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

www.namm.org

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

www.texasguitarshows.com

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

www.texasguitarshows.com

 

 

 

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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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