I went to the show sponsored by VG magazine Sunday at the Orange County (CA) fairgrounds. Never went before, but based on photo spreads of other shows I expected much more. Almost no luthiers, 2 amp builders, just a bunch of mom/pop retailers and eBayers. There were very many Fs, Gs, Rickys, Harmonys, and Silvertone/Supro types, but I feel like I spent $30 so wifey and I could go to a large pawnshop, with the option of a $9.50 cheeseburger in the patio. I knew it was NAMM weekend, but I'm not among the elite who can go to that; I was hoping a few builders would be showing. Only one was RD Allen, who makes pretty jazzboxes and early Bigsby-style solidbodies. Wifey was sorely tempted by a turquoise-sparkle Danelectro Hodad for $350 (she doesn't play, but loved the color). Doubt I'll go next year. Can anyone recommend a better SoCal show?