Charley's is great. In the past, it hasn't been the best, but the most recent owner Clay is a really great guy and knows how to make the shop really inviting. It's a no-pressure situation, and all of the guys are really friendly. The other good thing is that most (if not all) of the guys working at the shop are players, and gig regularly, so they're attuned to what's going on. I know at my GC, there are maybe 2 or 3 guys who know what's up, and the rest don't really have a clue. Not the case at Charley's. They carry Dr. Z, Fender CS stuff, Tom Anderson, Roccaforte, Martin, Collings, and a lot of consignment pieces as well to look over. It's not a big shop, but it's quality stuff.
October 15-16 at the Arlington Convention Center, 1200 Ballpark Way, Arlington, TX. For more info on this 110th Amigos show, contact Texas Guitar Shows, Inc. (The 4 Amigos) (800) 453-SHOW (7469), (918) 288-7888, (817) 473-1089, fax (817) 473-6087. Co-sponsored by Vintage Guitar magazine http://www.texasguitarshows.com
Larry swore to the Speir guy that he'd take that building over again after a falling out between them. So there he is. Pretty cool stuff but the Speir pedal selection, thanks to Tommy, was the best around.
I'll be at the Arlington Show with a sack o' stuff to sell or trade. Good fun.