Kauer / Rhoney Open House (Boutique Gear Bonanza) 6/11 Sacramento, CA

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  1. dougk

    dougk Silver Supporting Member

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    Its that time of year again, time for the annual Kauer Guitars Open House Food-Music-Beer-Gear-a-Palooza!!! For those of you who haven't been, this is our annual open house. While it is at my shop, it's not a Kauer / Rhoney customer only event, everyone is welcome. Last year we had 300+ people, great music, food and beer all day. Family, dogs (on a leash prefered) and of course kids are welcome!

    We set up our office as a demo area, last year we had the full JHS pedal board (again this year too), amps from Satellite, Benson, Milkman, Noble, Morgan and more. You're welcome to bring interesting things to use in the demo room or the jam.

    Time: 11am - 6pm (though it usually winds down later)

    Where:
    9864 Dino Dr #6
    Elk Grove, CA 95624

    Raffle prizes?
    Yep! This year there will be 5, yes FIVE guitars! We usually have great stuff from our friends and supporters, JHS, Mono, Roadhouse, Wolfetone, Stringdog, DRS Racks and more. Paul and I usually make a couple special things for it.

    Food:
    Food this year again is going to be provided by the The Squeeze Inn Truck. Bring cash or credit, lunch is usually around 10-12 bucks per person from the truck. It's worth every cent, last year there was a two hour period where everyone was too full to talk or play music!

    THE SQUEEZE TRUCK WILL ONLY BE THERE FROM 11-2PM ONLY. If you show up after 4, you'll be on your own for food!


    If you'd like to bring something sweet to share, we certainly won't oppose. We'll have kegs from Rascher Family BrewCO again this year.

    What else to bring?

    I always encourage people to bring an interesting guitar, amp, pedal ect. It's like a pseudo guitar show, doesn't have to be a Kauer/Rhoney. It's an excuse for a bunch of us (200+ last year) to get together and collectively nerd out about guitars. Just don't bring a blues JR or a Twin Reverb, we'll have those covered (along with a 66 Bassman, 66 Pro Reverb, 65 Bandmaster, Satellite Atom, Barracuda and Mudshark - all of which can be borrowed at the jam).

    Chairs are provided (and tents for shade). If you want to bring something sweet to share, we certainly won't object.

    To RSVP if you would be so kind, join our event on facebook here


    The Jam:
    Goes all day, run mostly by our friend and cohort Dave (bluesmandave) and it's always a blast. Again, you don't have to play a Kauer/Rhoney. Bass players and drummers ESPECIALLY WELCOME. Want to jam on a Kauer/Rhoney? We'll have plenty there to play on. Like always, I'll have all the PA equipment, drum set and bass amp provided. you can bring your own amp or borrow any of ours (3 satellites, 3-4 black face fenders, a Milkman, Benson and more).

    ***Anyone willing to be the house drummer and bass player all day we will buy lunch for!***

    Need overnight accommodations? There are two hotels not more than 10 minutes from the shop AND right next to a bunch of food (in-n-out included). Here:

    http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-sacramento-elk-grove-SMFEGGI/index.html

    and

    http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/elk-grove/egvca/hoteldetail

    Those are the two most convenient accommodations.

    Flying in? Fly into Sacramento International Airport (SMF). It's about 30 minutes north of the shop and is the nicest airport to fly thru (cause it's never crowded!)
     
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    Events tomorrow! The full JHS demo board is here, lots of raffle prizes including FIVE guitars, weather looks perfect. Should be a great day!
     
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    Looking forward to this! Bringing a friend! Gonna be a blast!
     
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    big mike David Grissom Wannabee Staff Member

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    Great time today and some amazing guitars!!!!
     
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    DBBlues Formerly fullertone Silver Supporting Member

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    Missed it! Temporary geographical challenge. Hope that it was fantastic.
     
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    Thank you so much to Doug Kauer, his family, and his crew for working really hard to bring us such a great event! i am also very grateful for the guitar I won. Thank you!
     
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    Thank you all so much for coming out!! I can't believe the turnout we had!!

    You know it's against the rules to talk about guitars and not share them. I hope to see it in small builders forum soon ;)
     
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    BTW, Doug's a ripper. (shhh... don't let it go to his head)
     
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    Thanks Doug we had a great time as always! Great turnout this year too! The demo area was so packed I'll have to make an appointment to come back ;).
     
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    I don't think I wandered in there once it was packed the entire day!!
     

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