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Collector’s Corner: The Gretsch White Falcon

Recognized with immense fondness as the “Cadillac of Guitars”, The White Falcon was commercially introduced in 1955 by ambassador/consultant Jimmy Webster and Gretsch. The Falcon is renowned for its large size, (17″ in width”), distinguishing appearance, bright white paint which would eventually melt into a cool vanilla bean tint, gold trim, and soaring falcon engraved on the gold pickguard. These ornaments and features drew players in immediately once it was launched.

In 1962 the Gretsch white falcon changed from the single cutaway to a double cutaway… Read More

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Gear Profile: One Incredible Vintage Amp Collection

Brent Ware, a private collector based in Nashville, describes his huge collection of vintage amplifiers and guitars as “forty-five years of complete insanity.” Ware’s collection includes over 300 amps and a couple hundred guitars. Here he shows Guitar Shop TV selections from his personal amplifier collection at his farm’s storage facility, including Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Plexi, which was damaged in an arson fire!

 

Ware talks about how he was first inspired to collect when he began… Read More

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Gear Profile: The Foxy Lady Project – The Ultimate Guitar Book

If you’re looking for the ultimate guitar photo books, you need look no further than the Foxy Lady Project; a new limited-edition volume that features life-size photographs of 61 different classic guitars.

The project came about when photographer Maxime Ruiz made a life-size blowup of a photo of a guitar that he’d taken. Ruiz and his colleague Gilles Devicq, a Paris-based image marketer, were impressed at how visually striking it was. At first they thought they’d do a… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Chicago Music Exchange – Chicago

This place is truly Guitar Nirvana! Visiting CME is a not-to-be missed experience for the guitar aficionado. It boasts a staggering collection of the very finest vintage guitars as well as new and used instruments, and stands as one of the most impressive operations of its kind in the world. For almost 20 years Chicago Music Exchange has been the place to find some of the finest vintage… Read More

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Gear Profile: Dallas International Guitar Festival

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Guitar Shop TV looks at the one and only Dallas International Guitar Festival, the world’s oldest and largest event of its kind. This is Guitar Heaven, Texas-style, with over 800 booths representing collectors, dealers, manufacturers and traders from every corner of the USA.

 

 

This is the place to buy, sell, trade or appraise incredible vintage instruments, check out cool new and… Read More

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Gear Profile: Godin Guitars

 

Guitar Shop TV met recently with Richard Bunze of Godin Guitars to check out its exciting new line of electric and acoustic guitars for 2012, including the Godin Session Plus model, the Fifth Avenue Uptown model (nominated for best electric guitar of the year), its Icon series, and other exciting models. We also discuss Godin’s amazing work with Candaian super band Arcade FireRead More

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