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
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
Vintage guitars for sale from private seller
This gentleman makes picks out of stone.
Handmade stone picks
Clement from GunCotton Guitars and Anders Anderson
Vintage Fender Basses for sale from Anders Anderson
Handmade dreadnought from Fredholm Guitars
Handmade jumbo from Fredholm Guitars
The Baby Ditson and a mandolin. Handmade by V&R seller Fredholm Guitars
A pair of cool Fender Custom Shop Stratocasters.
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
Need a new pedal board?
The teams of Soulman Boards & Sonnemo Guitars
V&R seller, Halkan´s Rockhouse
Clement from Guncotton Guitars and Jan from Halkan´s Rockhouse.
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
V&R seller, Anders Anderson with unknown gentleman
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
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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
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