Socal World Guitar Show Jan 24-25th

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  1. M@nChild

    M@nChild Senior Member

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    Not so much a meet up, just curious if anyone is gonna check this out this weekend?

    Thinkin i might check it out. But was curious for anyone who has attended before, Is there a good show out of vendors?

    http://www.texasguitarshows.com/NewLAJan.htm
     
  2. M@nChild

    M@nChild Senior Member

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    Well hopefully its a fun event.. gonna check it out here in a bit
     
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    I too am looking for a little info on what to expect at these shows, having never attended.

    Anyone go to the SoCal shows last year, and what are the prospects like? I am hoping to see some guitars that are not normally seen here on the left coast.
    Reverend, Framus, Farida, Caparison, etc.....

    I'm keeping some stash ($$) in case the GAS hits me while I am there.

    Anyone pay the extra $200 from the "early bird" look over?

    Thanks
    'hege
     
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    Bud Stoner Senior Member

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    I've been the last few years, and it seems a little depressing to me.

    The same old vendors plying the same old guitars they can't or won't sell.

    Lots of lookers, haven't seen really too many buyers.

    Hope it's better this year. :thumb:
     
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    Uggh. Was afraid of that. Oh well, crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. I'm definitely a buyer if there's live wood.:fingersx:
     
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    This show is the same weekend NAMM is in town so you always get some rock stars coming over. I usually go for a day. I have bought stuff there many times. Lots of overpriced stuff for sure, but also there are a few deals to be had.

    I usually stock up on a bunch of small parts from the parts dealers. That way I don't have to pay $9 shipping for a few screws when I need them.
     
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  7. 'Hege

    'Hege Senior Member

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    It was my first trip to the "World Guitar Show":shock:

    I thought I might share a few thoughts after attending.

    Lots to look at, but mostly Gibson and Fender, plus losts of vintage oddballs. Then there was the guy with the Tokai booth. Fairly impressive stuff.

    Most everything (especially amps) seemed pretty dang close to retail.
    How about this conversation....
    "Hey, nice spotlight LP, how much are you asking for it?"
    ""Fifteen grand, but I'll let you have it for ten."
    LOL - 5 grand off for looking at it!:laugh2:
    Here's another...
    "I see you have the Artisan LP, that looks nice. How much?"
    "Well, you know, the right guy comes along and he's going to pay 5 grand."
    "Ha ha ha, I am definitely NOT the right guy, then."
    "Well, I'll let you have it for $3500, hows that?"
    Still, not completely put off, I picked it up and strummed it a few times, it resonated about as good as a wet towel. Put it back.

    I went looking for something special, played a few rare ones, was impressed by virtually none of them.

    There was a comment earlier about guitars "they can't or won't sell"... Saw me some of those I did.

    Got a few small parts, and near the end of the day made a deal on a Memphis ES335 Studio in Midnight Blue. Got a great deal on that one.:thumb:

    I'll attend next year too. Lots of fun characters about.
     

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