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Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018 Picture Gallery

VINTAGE & RARE AT THE HOLY GRAIL GUITAR SHOW 2018

V&R just got back home from the Holy Grail Guitar Show which once again took place in the beautiful city of Berlin. As a bonus, this edition we had a stunning weather, which seemed to have made the overall vibe of the show even better!

We shot a good amount of video interviews and demos in our hotel room, which we converted into a video studio for the occasion, keeping our team working almost 24/7.

What is HGGS?

For those who are not familiar with it, the Holy Grail Guitar Show is an event targeted to guitar enthusiasts focused on high quality handbuilt instruments, featuring builders from all around the world since it’s first edition in 2014. No matter what type of guitar player you are, or what type of guitar you like, you are guaranteed to find something for you at the Holy Grail Guitar Show. Acoustics, electrics, archtops, classicals, basses, just any type of guitar you can imagine all had one main thing in common: SUPERB QUALITY & INNOVATION 

To be honest, this has probably been the best edition so far. One great thing about this show is the calm and peaceful atmosphere at all times. As opposed to many other shows around the world, electric guitars are only being played in dedicated booths, avoiding a big cluster of guitarists trying to play louder than their neighbours simultaneously, creating a cacophony that starts to become painful after just a few minutes of navigating around stands.

Throughout the show, many demo concerts took place on a welcoming and intimate stage, allowing attendants to focus on the quality and sound of these handmade instruments. This really does make for a more enjoyable and less exhausting show to attend, making it easier for builders, dealers and customers to focus on their deals. As you would expect from an event taking place in Germany, the organization was nothing but outstanding, making it probably the best organized guitar show in the EU. We simply cannot recommend this show enough!

Shortly, we will upload footage of the show, including more photos, videos and interviews with some great luthiers!

What do we think of the 2018 show?

We think this was probably the best Holy Grail show so far. It feels like this has become one of the best (if not the best) organized guitar shows in EU and we are very proud to have supported and been with them on this amazing journey from the first show. We are happy to spend the time, resources and energy as Premium Sponsors for the show – for the second time. This is truly one of our favourite guitar shows in the world. This year had such a great atmosphere and vibe. And the fantastic sunny weather was the cherry on the cake.

World’s finest instruments

If you are musical instrument aficionado and fan of handmade guitars this is the must-go-to show in EU.

V&R founder,  SoMe & Marketing talk

Our founder did a lecture on Social Media and Marketing for builders and music industry folks on the EGB Symposium before the show. Sharing our knowledge and helping out is an essential part of our involvement in the show.

Check out our picture gallery below and feel free to let us know in the comment section below

See you next time!

Spalt Instruments

Spalt Instruments Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018 Picture Gallery

Spalt Instruments

Spalt Instruments

 

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Kauer Guitars Super Chief

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Ezequiel Galasso & Adriano Sergio

Ezequiel Galasso & Adriano Sergio

Nik Huber, Ulrich Teuffel and Thomas

Nik Huber, Ulrich Teuffel and Thomas

Thomas from Ergon Guitars

Thomas guitar demonstrator for Ergon Guitars

Vincent Baills

Vincent Baills from Vintage & Rare

Ezequiel Galasso and Adriano Sergio

Ezequiel Galasso and Adriano Sergio

Ezequiel Galasso

Mad Professor – Ezequiel Galasso 🙂

Kari Nieminen / Versoul Guitars

Kari Nieminen / Versoul Guitars

Saku Vuoren

Saku Vuoren from Vuorensaku Guitars

Thorsten Hans

Thorsten Hans from Hans Guitars

Red Layer Guitars

Red Layer Guitars

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Bassart Guitars

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M.O.V. Guitars

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M-tone Handmade Guitars

M-tone Handmade Guitars

Lutherie Gervais

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Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Stevens Custom Guitars Kozlik & Zirnbauer

Fant Guitars

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Malinoski Guitars

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Holy grail guitar show 2018

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018

The Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin has been the highlight of the year for any guitar aficionado since 2012. On the 5.-6. May 2018, the show opens its doors to yet another fantastic show with an impressive line up of hand built instruments made by the most dedicated builders in the world.

Once again, Vintage & Rare is proud to be Official Premium Sponsor of the show. We will for sure be there to see, learn and talk about some of the world’s finest hand made instruments and of course, to meet the makers. Continue reading

1965 Fender Electric XII String / Info needed

1965 Fender Electric XII String

Hi Fellow Guitar Guys & Girls

We are researching information for a magazine article on the following instrument that was sold at the 4 Amigos 2004 Arlington Guitar Show, maybe you remember who displayed, sold or bought any information or history of instrument will be gladly received with a $1000 Reward, details of instrument are as follows:

1965 Fender Electric XII String / Sunburst / White Pearl Guard / Black Case

If you know please email: media(at)audio-press(dot)net or info(at)vintageandrare(dot)com

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Dream Sequence Hologram Electronics Demo by Vintage & Rare

Dream Sequence from Hologram Electronics

The Dream Sequence from Hologram Electronics landed on our desk a few months ago and the other day we took it out for proper test drive on our pedal board.

This pattern-based multi-effect pedal certainly is in a league of its own and is an endless source of inspiration for the creation of a wide variety of cool soundscapes. Like the name says, this little powerhouse combines a pattern sequencer with a bunch of effects geared towards spacey, pulsating sonic architectures with a rich, dreamlike quality and a distinctive synth-like feel.

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Boutique Guitar Showcase NAMM Show Vintage & Rare tour

Jamie Gale, curator of Boutique Guitar Showcase, presenting a few of the luthiers from BGS on NAMM Show 2018. In this video you will see instruments from world class instrument builders such as Di Donato Guitars, Ergon Guitars, Spalt Instruments, Noah Guitars, Frank Hartung Guitars, GNG Guitars, Kauer Guitars, Maegan Wells, Tausch Guitars, Sankey Guitars, Oni Guitars, iVee Guitars, Wide Sky Guitars, Lame Horse Instruments, McSwain Guitars

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1992 Marshall 6101LE 30th Anniversary combo

1992 Marshall 6101LE 30th Anniversary combo

We recently came across this rare and sought after 1992 Marshall 6101LE (Limited Edition) 30th Anniversary 1×12, 3 channel combo with the very rare gold brass chassis. In mint condition and serial #498 of only 500 built. Hand signed by Jim Marshall. EL34 Tubes and a 200 watt Celestion Gold speaker made specifically for this amp.

 

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1965 Fender Custom Telecaster Guitar Demo

We have always been huge fans of the Fender Custom Telecasters. We recently got our hands on an original L-series Pre-CBS 1965 Fender Custom Telecaster. On the clip below you can see and hear Klaus from V&R take a spin on it.

Demo gear: 1964 Selmer Zodiac Twin 50, DryBell Vibe Machine V-2, Mad Professor Big Tweedy Drive, Bixonic Expandora EXP-2000R, Strymon BigSky

Fender Custom Telecaster history. 

The Fender Custom telecaster is different from the Telecaster Custom in the way the it has other features. 2 different models.

In 1959 Fender came out with a new model – the Fender Custom Telecaster. If featured a double bound body. This year Fender also started to do slab-board fingerboards. Apart from the body binding there is no difference from a standard Telecaster. It´s all about the binding.

 

The Great Scandinavian Guitar Show Gallery 2017

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Dual Blue Delay Mad Professor demo by VandR

The new Dual Blue Delay from Mad Professor Amplification was recently launched. Last week it landed on our desk. We are big fans of dual delays and therefore we have been very excited to get our hands on one since it was announced. Well here it is. Check out the V&R demo below and please do not hesitate to let us know what you think in the comment section. The Dual Blue Delay can be purchased on V&R from Mad Professor here

Demo gear: Gibson Les Paul Standard CC#4 Sandy Twimble Overdrive Knas Ekdahl Moisturizer Reverb Strymon BigSky 1992 Marshall 6101LE 30th Anniversary Combo