Once again we headed out to the wonderful guitar event – Yeahman´s Guitar Fest in Burgdorf, Switzerland. The show is hosted by V&R seller Yeahman´s Guitars. Great atmosphere, friendly people, lots of cool instruments and gear from dealers, luthiers and boutique builders.
This year the show had expanded with an acoustic section as well (which all proper guitar shows should have BTW). This worked super well and added yet another great dimension to the already amazing show.
Check out impressions below and feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below.
How often do you get the chance to get your hands on an original vintage 1962 Fender Jaguar in the super rare custom colour, Sonic Blue? Well here on V&R we have only had 1-2 for sale over the years, so we were looking very much forward to demo this old & beautiful jewel.
The Fender Jaguar introduced in 1962 as a top-of-the-line model – designed to attract players from Gibson. The production ran over only 13 (1962-1973) years since guitarplayers found more interest in fx. Stratocasters and Telecasters. It achieved it´s popularity on the surf guitar scene. The one we have here is from September 1962. All original with case. Sonic Blue is a very rare custom colour for the early production Pre-CBS Jaguars, so we did not hesitate much when we were given the opportunity to demo this jewel.
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!
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 →
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
If you would like to see more amazing, cool and beautiful vintage guitars, take a look here
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Our mission is to establish and develop the ultimate network/community designed for enthusiasts and retailers of vintage, rare and antique musical instruments, as well as an online network for dedicated builders of fine instruments.
Why sell through VintageAndRare?
In essence we are a gateway to vintage, rare and hand & custom built musical equipment, an easy-to-use tool and internet resource for dealers, builders, buyers and enthusiasts.
Become a partner
Gain access to our Dealers Collective and interact with other members of V&R. Doing business with your colleagues has never been easier.
Free signup service
Pick a subscription plan and sign up in 60 seconds. Upgrade, downgrade, cancel at any time.