Philly Vintage Guitar Show This Weekend

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  1. talonmm

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    Who's going to the Vintage guitar show in Philly this weekend?

    I'm hoping to go but won't know until the last minute.

    Besides vintage gear, there will be lots of dealers selling more recent gear and all kinds of accessories.
     
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    Maybe on Sunday. Have a gig on Saturday.
     
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    So you guys are pretty close...is this the kind of show I need to see even if it's a 9 hour drive?
     
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    Crap, I have a gig.
    (I live in TX but mom and one of my brothers are South Jersey. I take any excuse to get home for a cheese steak and some real pizza. Marra's on Passyunk!)
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    there are shows of comparable size spread out throughout the country. where are you? perhaps there is a good show closer to you?

    Drew Berlin and other vintage dealers will be exhibiting there
     
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    If I were going to invest 9 hours of travel, I would fly to the Dallas or Arlington guitar shows.

    Philly is pretty decent...far, far bigger than the Nashville show, but even then, those TX shows are HUGE. Especially your first time.
     
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    We have a couple of B3 Vintage shows in Spartanburg SC and Charlotte NC. Hasn't been one here in Raleigh for a couple years. After filling the house with good modern stuff, I'm looking for "the one" whatever that may be, so I'm looking for a larger sample group. Damn these first world problems.
     
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    sws1, I couldn't agree more, but my lovely bride had a bad TSA moment,hence the drive. And after 36 yrs she's entitled to go...just ask her :)

    Great to have a size perspective though;might be time for a Lindbergh.
     
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    I'd say Dallas is about 2x the size of Philly, and it has builders, performers, a bunch of stages outside, etc. So, it's even different than Arlington.

    Arlington is probably 3-4x the size of Philly. Although this year it's moving to a new place, so who knows. Probably just as big. Overwhelming, quite honestly. As someone who likes to touch every guitar he sees, it's like drowning.

    But next to those, Philly is no slouch (and much better than Nashville). Fall Philly is even better than summer Philly. Don't know why, but it is.
     
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    How does the Philly show compare to Orlando, for those who’ve been to both?
     
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    great show, worth the three hour each way drive for me. The dealer wit the best prices continues to be Joe at Best Guitars. he had an excellent-all original LP JR from (I believe 56, might have been 58). Those Jr's sound like monsters and he was asking 6,000. One dealer from Pittsburgh had a wrap around gold top in incredible condition but wanted way too much for it. Couple of other bursts were there too, mostly not for sale.
     
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    you guy are way stronger than me. I dont think I could walk past those old fenders and not look for a dolly
     
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    I picked up this '63 reissue at the show today. It's a sweet guitar ,I'm really happy to have found it.
    I bought it from Jimmy Wallace . I've Bought a few things from him over the years and he's always been nice to deal with.

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    ^^^ Is that blond or gold?
     
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    It's an aged looking blonde. It has a nice subtle flame through out

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