2015 Fall Philly pictures from my visit!!

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  1. Fiftywattmafia

    Fiftywattmafia Senior Member

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    SO just got back to the hotel room. My oldest daughter (9) and I went to the Great American Guitar Show in Oaks, PA today and made a weekend of it. I wanted to share some of the photos I was able to take of what we saw!

    The show seemed to really be buzzing. LOTS of people so a little tough to move around at times but I think that's a great sign. Lots of people wheeling and dealing all kinds of music gear. Some really cool and memorable pieces to be seen both vintage and modern.

    Easily and BY FAR the coolest booth at the whole show was our Forum's booth. The fellas do an amazing job of putting together a true exhibit of Les Pauls. It was great to meet and see again a handful of members. Wish I could have stayed longer but with a young one along you've got to be short and to the point.....so here we go:

    1: True Historic Knobs

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    4. Aged THR9. This was very nice in person. D-Town guitars had the BEST Historic booth at the show in terms of guitars you could buy.

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    5. How about a Benchmark V?

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    6. A shot of a few of the Fourm GIANTS!! These guys were so accommodating and very nice to catch up with in person!

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    7. Well....this isn't just a "Historic" or even a "True Historic" ITS THE "TRUEST HISTORIC" yes folks, that's right....a '59 'burst of course.....doesn't show in the photo as well but you would not BELIEVE how much "greening" was in the burst. Just unbelievable how much.

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    8. TWO "Truest Historics" member PineFd's '59 "Pineburst" and I believe it's member SWS1's '59 again.

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    9. A Historic on the left...the others are from "varying origins"

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    10. WoW....more '59

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    11.WoW again....more Pineburst

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    12. Don't recall what this one was but SWEET Goldtop

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    13. Some vintage, some Historic

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    14. More TH details:

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    RAWK!!!!

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    WOWOOWW Cool beat OLD Strat of course

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    OLD Fender. Cool

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  2. Fiftywattmafia

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    Incredible replica:

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  3. Fiftywattmafia

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    I want one of the 18 watt heads Mitch makes. Was an honor to get to meet the owner and creator of these awesome amps!!!

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    Abalone Vintage and their AWESOME display cases full of vintage parts!!

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    Not a Custom Shop Relic....the real deal right here...

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    She was intimidated by this stack....AS WAS I hahaha
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    3 PAF's!!!!

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    MY FAVORITE PIECE from the whole show this year!!! A WELL played 70's Fender Bass in a very cool Forrest Green color. It has a huge worn away gauge above the pick guard I'm sure exactly where the player rested their thumb. I wanted to buy it and give it back to the original owner. That was someone's soulmate.....well, apparently not haha

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    17. The infamous "chip" that is on the CC Donna that was not on the original..."The Phantom Chip" haha

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    18. More TH Knobs....

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    19. Donna....man this guitar is KILLLERRR but the pics make the color issue look BETTER than at the show. It was too dark, no center yellow. (I might like it better that way, actually but we are comparing it to the original Donna)

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    20. ....and the price?

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    21. Nice row of Gibson's some USA's here, too:

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    22. These guitars were all awesome (LOVE the two on the left which are '14's and were at the show last year....no buyers yet)

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    25. Natural "shop aged" 2014 R9 that was custom ordered by this dealer. This was my favorite guitar from the whole show last year....still unsold. Too spendy?? Perhaps...

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    26. Aged TH9 on the left, TH9 on the right. VERY cool. Loved the aged TH....

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    30. Wicked '99 R9. Love those '90's Historics!!!

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    31. Frank holding a KILLER piece:

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    32. Officially an '01 R8 if I recall correctly that belongs to PineFd. He had Dave Johnson refinish it and aged it up EXACTLY like the Green/Moore/Franks/Hammett (lol) 'burst. Frank told me Gary Moore's former guitar tech came by the booth, saw it and ASSUMED and thought it was the actual 'burst.

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    33. Custom Shop Elegant

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    41. CC#10 I LOVE THIS GUITAR. Just cannot afford it. People don't care for this CC...its my favorite:

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  8. Fiftywattmafia

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    Here's something you don't see everyday - Fezz and LtDave hanging together!

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    pinefd/HiStrung (Frank), Fezz, Brians Evil Twin, & LtDave:

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    FEZZ I MET FEZZ!
     
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  10. mapleflame

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    Awesome pictures
     
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    Awesome pics FWM - Thanks for sharing :cheers:

    Seems like a lot of cool gear on hand :dude:
     
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    Wow - Some set of picture.
     
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    Great pics... makes me feel as if I was there.

    And I have to add, I have the pleasure of living less than 10 miles from D-Town guitars and Rob is the man. Great selection and great service!
     
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    These pictures really depict the show really well. I was there and it's as I was walking down each isle. It's a Lotta work to post these. Again thank you for putting these up.
     
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    Thanks very much for posting these pictures. I can't make the show this year.
    Can you tell me which dealer has the 1999 R9 in picture 30.

    Thanks, Joe
     
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    Who's the guy on the right? Forum member name, that is.

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    Awesome pics! Feels like I'm back at the show! I have no idea how I missed Eric's booth...
     
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    What was the price on that CC#10? Frickin' incredible axe.
     
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    Thank you for showing great pictures.
     
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    That would be mine as well as the Rist behind it :)
     
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