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1959 Fender Stratocaster – An inspirational story on paying it forward

Pay It Forward

Mickey “Guitar” Baker gave his 1959 Fender Stratocaster to Ivan Horn on one condition. To pass it on to another guitar player when his time came. Sadly, Ivan Horn, passed away earlier this year since cancer had taken over. Shortly before his death he called Rune Funch and met him in a cafe and told Rune that he was the one to now own the Stratocaster…on the same condition.

We heard this story through friends of V&R and thought this was such a beautiful and an inspirational story that we got in contact with Rune and asked if he would tell us the full story on camera. Rune agreed, which we are very thankful for, and below you can see and hear Rune lay it out in his own words. We full this story is important to tell and it´s something we could all learn a great lesson from.

Documented in dedication, deep respect and memory of Ivan Horn and Mickey “Guitar” Baker.

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1962 Fender Stratocaster Custom Colour Fiesta Red Demo

On Yeahman´s Guitar Fest in Burgdorf / Switzerland Sep 17th 2017 we came a fantastic vintage 1962 Fender Stratocaster in the highly collectible and sought after custom colour, Fiesta Red.

Our friend and swiss guitarplayer, Baptiste Bouli Amstutz, kindly took his time to take it for a spin on camera for us. In the video you can also hear Michael Marti from Yeahman´s Guitars talk a bit about it. Big thanks to The Silver Company for letting us use their fantastic trailer for this demo.

Hope you enjoy the video. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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1957 Gibson ES-175D Archtop Guitar Demo

On Yeahman´s Guitar Fest in Burgdorf / Switzerland Sep 17th 2017 we came across a near mint condition 1957 Gibson ES-175D. Swiss guitarplayer, Baptiste Bouli Amstutz, kindly took his time to take it for a spin on camera for us. In the video you can also hear Michael Marti from Yeahman´s Guitars talk a bit about it. Big thanks to The Silver Company for letting us use their fantastic trailer for this demo.

Hope you enjoy the video. Please let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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Yeahman´s Guitar Fest Burgdorf Picture Gallery

Yeahman´s Guitar Fest is a guitar show located in beautiful Burgdorf in Switzerland, not far from Zürich. We had an invitation to come and visit the show by founder Michael Marti and his brother. So we jumped on a plane and a train and arrived for the show to be there for the opening, sunday sep 17th. This is not a review of the show, but we must say we had a super great time and was welcomed by a very friendly and passionate team of people from the swiss music community running the show. Below you can see some of the pics we shot on the show. We recommend you go visit in 2018.

Awesome food and great service from the guys at the The Lunch Box food truck. (www.lunchbox.ch)

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Mint condition 1957 Gibson ES-175D at Yeahman´s Guitar Fest

At Yeahman´s Guitar Fest 2017 in Burgdorf / Switzerland we spotted a fantastic mint condition Gibson ES-175D with PAF pickups. It´s very rare to come across an iconic guitar as the ES-175D in this condition. Below you can see a demo by swiss guitarplayer – Baptiste Bouli Amstutz – while Michael Marti from Yeahman´s Guitars talks a little bit about it.

Please feel free to let us know in the comment field what you think.

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The best of Copenhagen Guitar & Bass Show 2016

Copenhagen Guitar & Bass Show 2016 ended sunday last week. We had a fantastic show and it´s always great to meet customers and people from our network face to face.

The show is always a giant candy store of fantastic vintage and handbuilt instruments. Make sure you stop by next year.

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Halkan´s Rockhouse Stockholm Guitar Shop Tour

Halkan´s Rockhouse is located in the heart of the beautiful swedish town, Stockholm. We recently went to visit Jan Hallquisth and his staff in his shop. Halkans Rock House is long time supporter of Vintage & Rare and is one of the very first shops to be on V&R. The shop has a great inventory with lots of vintage guitars, basses, amps and effects. They also do repairs. So if you are in the market of a fine vintage instrument, this is a shop to keep on your gear radar. Please see the shop tour vid and pics from that visit.

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Anders Anderson Vintage Guitars / Fuzz Guitar Show 2016 / Gothenburg

We met up with swedish vintage guitar dealer and long time supporter of Vintage & Rare, Anders Anderson, on Fuzz Guitar Show in Gothenburg 2016. On this clip Anders shows up selected pieces from his vintage guitar inventory brought to the show.

Check out Anders´ vintage guitar inventory on Vintage & Rare here

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1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Burst

At Copenhagen Guitar Show 2013 we came across a very beautiful, rare and highly sought after 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard Burst, Serial #02170. At the time it was for sale through swedish vintage guitar dealer Anderson Anderson. Anders has been collecting Bursts since the 70´s and is known as one of the premier vintage guitar dealers in Scandinavia for highend and collectible vintage guitars.
The 1958 – 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standards are the most collectible guitars within electric solidbody category.

Hope you will enjoy the pics and the video we did with Anders on this guitar from the show as well. The video starts with Anders showing us the 1960 Burst

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Guitars The Museum

Wow! Have you guys been planning your next holiday? Cause we here at Vintage & Rare sure have! We are going to Umeå. The university town in northern Sweden, has become the home of one of the world’s finest vintage guitar collections. The Museum house a live venue, a music store, a recording studio, a photo studio and a restaurant. Behind the great idea is brothers Samuel and Michael Åhdén. They have been collecting one of the world’s finest privately owned collection of guitars since the 1960’s. And now the whole world has a chance to see it. Go check out the exhibition of electric guitars, basses, amps and music accessories at Guitars The Museum’ in Umeå. We here at Vintage & Rare are definitely going to pay it a visit very soon!