Iconic Bob Dylan guitar goes under the hammer at Heritage Auctions

Iconic Bob Dylan guitar goes under the hammer at Heritage Auctions

This March 2019 Heritage Auctions will be presenting for sale the only fully documented Bob Dylan Guitar offered for many years. The 1965 Fender XII String, given by The Fender guitar company to Bob Dylan was featured on the iconic album Blonde on Blonde.
This guitar was supplied to Mr Dylan around the same time as the Iconic NEWPORT STRATOCASTER and bears the same Ashes and Sands Inc stencil on the case. The instrument comes with signed documentation from Bob Dylan confirming his ownership and use of the instrument.

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Where to buy vintage & used guitars and basses in Rome / Italy?

Where to buy vintage & used guitars and basses in Rome / Italy?

Rome is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in world. But beauty isn´t enough when a vintage guitar aficionado travels abroad 🙂 On a recent trip we ended up asking ourselves exactly that question: Where to buy vintage guitars in Rome?

We found a cool little vintage guitar store out in Trastevere area named Rome Vintage Guitars

aka Liuteria Americana Roma. The store is 20 years old and is run by owner Bobò Leonello. Here is the address and phone number: +39 06 581 0797 – Via Luciano Manara 5, 00153 Roma RM, Italy.

The Trastevere area is great place to go to relax, food & drinks and shopping. So there is plenty of stuff to do when your loved one goes vintage guitar berserk.

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Where to buy vintage & used guitars and basses in Rome / Italy

Where to buy vintage & used guitars and basses in Rome / Italy?

Rome is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in world. But beauty isn´t enough when a vintage guitar aficionado travels abroad 🙂 On a recent trip we ended up asking ourselves exactly that question: Where to buy vintage guitars in Rome?

We found a cool little vintage guitar store out in Trastevere area named Rome Vintage Guitars

aka Liuteria Americana Roma. The store is 20 years old and is run by owner Bobò Leonello. Here is the address and phone number: +39 06 581 0797

Via Luciano Manara, 5, 00153 Roma RM, Italy. 

The Trastevere area is great place to go to relax, food & drinks and shopping. So there is plenty of stuff to do when your loved one goes vintage guitar berserk.

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The Great Scandinavian Guitar Show 2018 Gallery

The Great Scandinavian Guitar Show

In late Oct. 2018 V&R headed north to Stockholm / Sweden for the annual “The Great Scandinavian Guitar Show” at Fryshuset.

The Great Scandinavian Guitar Show is by far the oldest guitar show in Scandinavia. Well organized and a very friendly crew. Hotels are located in walking distance from the show = great!

Again this year a great crowd showed up and had a great time in the presence of worldclass vintage and boutique guitars from the retailers and private sellers.

Tip Top Food & Drinks

We really like that it is possible to get proper food and coffee at the show instead of the usual sandwich and hotdogs offerings at the most shows we have gone too. It makes such a difference.

Below you see pics and video interviews from the show. Feel free to share this post and tell us what you think in the comment section.

Only for vintage stuff?

No certainly not. You will find lots of cool vintage guitars, bass, effects and amps for sale at the show. But there is also a good amount of boutique builders offering their products to the public. More of that please!

Gentleman with vintage Fender Stratocaster - The Great Scandinavian Guitar Show 2018

Gentleman with vintage Fender Stratocaster

Groovin´ at the stage

Fretless bass played by a guest of the show

Vintage Fender basses on display from V&R seller and show co-organiser Anders Anderson.

Vintage and Custom Shop goodies on display from V&R seller, Akustikken

SG and Crestwood

Sonnemo Guitars

Sonnemo Guitars

Vintage guitars for sale from private seller

Vintage guitars for sale from private seller

This gentleman makes picks out of stone.

This gentleman makes picks out of stone.

Handmade stone picks

Handmade stone picks

Westerberg Guitars

Westerberg Guitars

Westerberg Guitars

Westerberg Guitars

Westerberg Guitars

Westerberg Guitars

Clement from GunCotton Guitars and Anders Anderson

Clement from GunCotton Guitars and Anders Anderson

Vintage Fender Basses for sale from Anders Anderson

Vintage Fender Basses for sale from Anders Anderson

Handmade dreadnought from Fredholm Guitars

Handmade jumbo from Fredholm Guitars

Handmade jumbo from Fredholm Guitars

The Baby Ditson and a mandolin. Handmade by V&R seller Fredholm Guitars

The Baby Ditson and a mandolin. Handmade by V&R seller Fredholm Guitars

A pair of cool Fender Custom Shop Stratocasters.

A pair of cool Fender Custom Shop Stratocasters.

Woodstock Guitars

Woodstock Guitars

Which one to buy? Gentlemen going over stuff at the booth of V&R seller, Jam Guitars

Which one to buy? Gentlemen going over stuff at the booth of V&R seller, Jam Guitars

Vintage Guitars at V&R seller, Jam Guitars

Vintage Guitars at V&R seller, Jam Guitars

Need a new pedal board?

Need a new pedal board?

The teams of Soulman Boards & Sonnemo Guitars

The teams of Soulman Boards & Sonnemo Guitars

V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse

V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse

Clement from Guncotton Guitars and Jan from Halkan´s Rockhouse.

Clement from Guncotton Guitars and Jan from Halkan´s Rockhouse.

Cool vintage pieces from V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse

Cool vintage pieces from V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse

More cool vintage pieces from V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse

More cool vintage pieces from V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse

1960 Fender Mandocaster from V&R seller, Anders Anderson

1960 Fender Mandocaster from V&R seller, Anders Anderson

V&R seller, Anders Anderson with unknown gentleman

V&R seller, Anders Anderson with unknown gentleman

Gentleman playing the old theme from SleepWalkers

Gentleman playing the old theme from SleepWalkers

 

 

V&R demoes of the Teuffel Antonio

V&R demoes of the Teuffel Antonio

V&R demoes the Teuffel Antonio built by German luthier Ulrich Teuffel.

The Antonio model is Ulrich´s own quote to a part of the guitar history. A breed between an Antonio Torres and Antonio Stradivari.

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Yeahman´s Guitar Fest 2018 Gallery

Yeahman´s Guitar Fest 2018 Gallery

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.

1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop for sale

1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop for sale

This beautiful 1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop is currently listed for sale through V&R seller Copenhagen Fine Guitars . This very rare and collectible LP features a dark back model with black pickguard and pickup mounting rings.

More pics on listing on V&R here

1957 Gibson Les Paul Standard Goldtop

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1962 Fender Jaguar Sonic Blue

1962 Fender Jaguar Sonic Blue Demo

1962 Fender Jaguar Sonic Blue

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.

Gear used for this demo

1964 Selmer Zodiac Twin Fifty / 1992 Marshall 6101LE 30th Anniversary / 1966/67 Vox Grey Wah / DryBell Vibe Machine V-2 / Simble Overdrive / Bixonic Expandora EXP-2000R / Industrialectric RM-1N / Strymon BigSky / Strymon DIG dual delay.

Mics used : Ear Trumpet Labs (Edwina & Evelyn) / Sennheiser E906

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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

 

Ruokangas Guitars Emma Maria archtop

Ruokangas Guitars Emma Marie archtop for sale

Ruokangas Guitars Emma Maria archtop

Ruokangas Guitars Emma Marie archtop for sale

Ruokangas Guitars Emma Maria archtop

Ruokangas Guitars

 

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars

 

TLL Guitars for sale

TLL Guitars

TLL Guitars for sale

TLL Guitars

TLL Guitars for sale

TLL Guitars

TLL Guitars for sale

TLL Guitars

TLL Guitars for sale

TLL Guitars

Ruokangas Guitars Emma Marie archtop

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

iVee Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Kauer Guitars

Titan Guitars

Titan Guitars (Kauer sub brand)

Kauer Guitars Super Chief

Kauer Guitars Super Chief

Teuffel Guitars

Teuffel Guitars

Teuffel Guitars

Teuffel Guitars

Teuffel Guitars

Teuffel Guitars

Teuffel Guitars

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

Red Layer Guitars

Red Layer Guitars

H Guitars for sale

H Guitars

H Guitars for sale

H Guitars

H Guitars for sale

H Guitars

Bassart Guitars

Bassart Guitars

Bassart Guitars

Bassart Guitars

Bassart Guitars

Bassart Guitars

M.O.V. Guitars

M.O.V. Guitars

M-tone Handmade Guitars

M-tone Handmade Guitars

Lutherie Gervais

Lutherie Gervais

Lutherie Gervais

Lutherie Gervais

Lutherie Gervais

Lutherie Gervais

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

Fant Guitars

Fant Guitars

Fant Guitars

Fant Guitars

Fant Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Malinoski Guitars

Claas Guitars Alexander Claas

Claas Guitars / Alexander Claas

Claas Guitars Alexander Claas

Claas Guitars / Alexander Claas

Claas Guitars Alexander Claas

Claas Guitars / Alexander Claas

Cyanguitars

Cyanguitars

Cyanguitars

Cyanguitars

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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