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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

 

 

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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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

 

Simble Overdrive Mad Professor Simbletone Pedal Demo

The Simble Overdrive from Mad Professor Amplification from Finland recently landed on our desk and on this clip Henrik Berger from Vintage & Rare takes it for a spin. Really not much more to say than that this pedal truly sounds great.

Enjoy the demo and please let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Can be purchased directly on Vintage & Rare from Simbletone here

Simble Overdrive

Dag Pedals Jetfuzz Pedal Demo

Demo of the great Jetfuzz by spanish boutique builder: Dag Pedals. We are big fans fuzz pedals and this is a great fuzz we recently stumpled over. Dag Pedals is Run by Diego and is one of the very few boutique builders located on Mallorca, Spain. 


Jetfuzz info
The Jetfuzz it’s not a clone of any production pedal, sound wise it can be described as a mix between a Muff and a Tonebender. The sound is not scooped as in a Muff good sustain and in some settings can achieve a raw chainsaw fuzz or more of a distortion sound.

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Vintage Vibe, Master Built Magic, and Cheap Cool

Vintage Vibe, Master Built Magic, and Cheap Cool

By Sophie Dockx

Three to go

At one time I had three Strats in my workshop: a 1963 sunburst worth 9.000 Euros, A 2001 white Custom Shop, master-built by John English, worth 5600 Euros, a 2004 Mexican ‘Buddy Guy’ signature strat, worth 600 Euros.

They all needed a fret leveling job, and they all needed new strings and a proper set-up.

All three are built to exactly the same design, and they all had alder bodies, and Maple necks. They were all fitted with three single coil pickups each, and sported a vintage-style Fender Synchronized tremolo bridge The Buddy Guy had a maple fretboard, the two others had rosewood fretboards.

Which one did I like the most? Not an easy question to answer, since I am four ‘I’s.

I like listening to guitar playing, I like playing guitar myself, I like teaching guitar, and I like working on guitars. To each guitar, I am audience, user, instructor, and caregiver.

Each guitar that comes in, gets plugged into the dry channel of my Roland Jazz Chorus.

It is not the most musical of amps, but it is plain honest. Tube amps are instruments in their own right, that is why I find it difficult to distinguish between the sound of the guitar, and that of the amp. It is like tasting a Frankfurter, wrapped in a bun, embedded in tasty Sauerkraut and with French mustard on top. You can say you had a great hotdog, but you can’t really say much about the Frankfurter inside it, that way, right?

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Mirabella Guitars interview Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015

Interview w. Cristian Mirabella at Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015.

We had the pleasure of meeting up with luthier, Cristian Mirabella, of Mirabella Guitars from New York in Berlin during Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015. On this video Cristian tells us a little bit about the history around him as a builder and also tells us a bit about one of this unique creations that he brought to the show. Guitarplayer, Ratko Zjaca, was kind to lend his time to demo the guitar.

“Mirabella Guitars and Restorations specializes in the creation of fine stringed instruments, the recreation of exact reproduction vintage pick guards and parts, as well as custom one of a kind parts and inlay work.” 

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Rocco DeLuca / Through Fire / Vintage & RareTv / Daniel Lanois house

In January 2014 we had the pleasure of shooting 2 performances with Rocco DeLuca at the house/studio of Daniel Lanois in Los Angeles, exclusively for VintageandRare.com

On the first video Rocco is performing his song “Through Fire”. On the 2nd video Rocco performs “Congregate”. Both songs are from Rocco´s forthcoming album.
Both performances was done on a very unique baritone lap steel (Rocco Deluca prototype) built by CA based masterluthier and V&R partner, Pavel Maslowiec aka Pavel Guitars.

Secret gateways to Rocco: Website, Twitter, Youtube

Enjoy!

V&R Founder Nicolai Schneekloth & Rocco Deluca

V&R Founder Nicolai Schneekloth & Rocco Deluca

 

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