vintage guitar show in Chicago

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  1. Malikon

    Malikon アストロモンスター V.I.P. Member

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    In a couple weeks, anyone going?

    I think i am, never been to one and it's right here so. ...

    Wonder if you get to molest the old fiddles? Or if it's a look but don't touch deal.

    Still it'd be neat to see some old bursts or something in person.

    If you go say hi, I'll be the guy with a vest and bowler hat. :)
     
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    Louie Senior Member

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    Would've been nice, but I'll only be in Chicago in September. Anything similar happening there around 9/6? European vintage guitar shows tend to be very small in comparison with the American ones.
     
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    Not sure, a friend just told me about this one. I've never been to one before.

    Did a comic_con once though.
    ...Jason Voorhees was there. :thumb: had to go
     
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    It's the best one in the area IMHO, there's usually a few nice bits to see there.

    I'll be there on the 17th.
     
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    Where's it going to be?
     
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    In Chicago, IL.
     
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    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    What is that Chicago everyone is talking about?
     
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    I believe it's at the dupage expo? Supposed to be a big show. ...still getting details myself.

    I think premier or vintage guitar magazine is hosting it
     
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    Wish I could - sounds fun even if I could only window shop

    A friend of mine lives in Chicago - Toronzo Cannon (and the Cannonball Express)

    Anyone heard of him?

    Talented guy...
     
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    TANKS!!:thumb:
     
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    Malikon アストロモンスター V.I.P. Member

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    Thank you Sir
     
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    That's a nice ride for me. Can motor down the country roads and miss all the construction from Rockford - Elgin.
     
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    The DuPage show is good, I've went the last couple of years. I've always bought 10-15 guitars every trip. I'll be there Friday for load in and Sat-Sun.

    Make sure ya get the Hilton Garden Hotel next door if you are out of town, ask for the guitar show rate, it's like 90 bucks a night..
     
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    hipster's :cool:
     
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    You should wear some heavy metal garb with lots of spikes and rivets and ask if you can play the 59 :laugh2:


    ...although in a vest and bowler, you may be able to just pick it up and walk away claiming you're the owner.
     
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    Gonna try to make it and bring some trade bait with me....

    I'll look for you but I'm sure I'll stick out - I'm 6'8 and as big a round and usually wearing a classic rock band tee.... :laugh2:
     
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    Vest and Bowler? What ever happened to jeans and a Metallica T shirt? And maybe a ball cap on backwards? :laugh2:
     
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    I grew up?

    :laugh2:
     
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    Chicago Guitar Show
    May 17 & 18, at the DuPage Expo Center, 4050 East Main St., St. Charles, IL. Produced by Texis Guitar Shows, L.L.C. For more info, contact (817) 312-7659, (817) 473-6087, fax (817) 473-1089, texasguitarshows.com. Co-sponsored by Vintage Guitar.

    I had the card, but this should help.

    I went a couple of years ago and it was very good, guess it's a timing thing.



    Upcoming Events | Vintage Guitar® magazine
     

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