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DIY–Install a Specialty handle on your vibrato!

Lately, we’ve been getting many requests for information on our specialty handles and how to install them. Luckily, we created a video last year showing the process–and how easy it can be! If you’ve been thinking about adding a Chet Atkins wire, Duane Eddy, or Merle Travis handle to your guitar, this video is for you.  Please note that this works on our Original Kalamazoo series vibratos only (not on our Lightning Series 1&2).   Hopefully this video will help answer all of the those questions and soothes the mind……Enjoy!

Interested in adding one to your guitar? Stop by your favorite local guitar shop and pick one up!

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GuitArlington 2016!

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Time for GuitArlington 2016 and boy do we dig the poster! The end of summer is near, sweaters are about to come out of storage and we’re planning a trip to Texas! We’ll be heading back to the Lone Star state to a part of the great weekend.  The dates for 2106 are October 15-16, and we sure are excited.  Make plans to be at the Arlington Convention Center that weekend, located at 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX 76011. As has become tradition over the past few years, we are going to with our pals from TV Jones! We’ll have our full line of products on display as will TV Jones (make plans to check out their killer new Strat and Tele pups!).  Last, but certainly not least, we’ll be offering FREE installations throughout the show! Check out this FLYER and email tech Adam Seutter at for more details and to reserve your time slot.  If your guitar is already equipped with a Bigsby, feel free to bring it by for a FREE 8-point Pit Stop check up! A brief visit that is sure to get your Bigsby working in tip top shape! We look forward to seeing YOU soon!

Check out photos from last year HERE

More information from the promoter HERE.

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A visit to the Bachman/Gretsch Exhibit at the CMHOF!

Much has been written about the amazing collection of vintage Gretsch guitars currently on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame (CMHOF) in Nashville.  As American Sound and Beauty nears the end of its run, which closes on July 17, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check it out while we were in town for Summer NAMM a few weeks back.  Bachman-Turner Overdrive founder Randy Bachman spent many years collecting a 385 strong collection of rare-and in some cases one of a kind-Gretsches after having his prized 6120 stolen in the mid 70s.  In 2008 the Gretsch Foundation purchased the entire collection and donated it to the CMHOF.  Of that massive and impressive collection, 75 stunning examples were chosen to showcase the breadth and varied history of Gretsch Guitars.  This is the largest display of instruments that the museum has ever mounted.  Broken down into three distinctive categories: American Made 1927-1947, The Golden Era 1946-1966, and The Baldwin Era 1967-1981, visitors have the opportunity to see development and innovation over many decades. It’s difficult to overstate the driving force that Gretsch has been over the decades and this collection demonstrates that.  Whether its the incredible options including newly introduced (at the time) Bigsby vibratos, sparkle finishes, zero-frets, or revolutionary stereo options, its all on display. Below are a few of the photos we snapped during our visit. Drooling and heart pitter patters are acceptable…

Check out more on the exhibit from the CMHOF HERE

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Summer NAMM 2016 Wrap!

The great Summer gathering that is Summer NAMM has concluded for the year! The vibrant host city, Nashville, TN, delivered once again as being the perfect locale.  We had a great spot in the beautiful Music City Center-right next to our pals at TV Jones (they introduced a new Strat set BTW–check it out)! 2016 saw the return of many exhibitors including Fender and Gretsch Guitars! Each year this event grows and blossoms into an even more incredible event.  As has been the case in previous years, 2016 also included a special ‘Music Industry Day’ which was open to the public.  An incredible opportunity to see the inner workings and new gear of the music industry–perfect for Music City! In addition to being able to check out all of the new products hitting the market in the coming months, guests we able to attend workshops and seminars to increase their knowledge.  On our end, we had wonderful time talking to folks about our entire product line and the amazing heritage and legacy of the Bigsby name.  We can’t thank everyone enough for their support and we look forward to seeing you next time! 

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Summer NAMM 2016!



We’re sure looking forward to summer, and what better way to celebrate it than with Summer NAMM?! The annual event returns for a fourth year to the wonderful Nashville Music City Center.  One can always look forward to ample opportunities to check out gear, connect with friends and business associates, and feast upon live music! Not just for industry insiders anymore, 2016 is featuring a ‘Music Industry Day’ where attendees get a chance to check out all of the gear and attend Professional Workshops and seminars.  More details are available on the NAMM website HERE. Don’t miss this great opportunity!  Our booth number is 922 and we’ll be right next to TV Jones!  Both booths will be stocked with our full product lines for you to check out.  And while you’re visiting, be sure to sign up for our quarterly newsletter.  We’re looking for to seeing you soon!

Stay with us for updates and photos from the show floor!

Find more information about NAMM HERE.

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2016 Dallas Guitar Festival Wrap-up!

We say it every time, but this really is a mind-blowing event! Every imaginable guitar, copious amounts of talented players, and live performances like no other! The 2016 Dallas Guitar Festival brought together fans from around the world! Pairing with our pals from TV Jones, we had a blast showing off our gear and visiting. Always one of the highlights is the live performance aspect of this event.  2016 performances included Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth, Ruthie Foster, Whitford/St. Holmes and many others! Needless to say, the energy over the weekend was incredible; did we mention there was 3 great days of this?!

Many thanks to all who stopped by to visit check out gear take advantage of a FREE Install or Pit-Stop from us. An incredible event covering all aspects of guitar enthusiam–be it vintage or new gear, intimate acoustic performances, clinics, to all out rock shows, there was something for everyone. Many thanks to all who stopped out and we look forward to seeing you next year for the 40th year!

Check out more photos from around the show HERE and HERE!

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