Great American Guitar Show
at Fort Washington PA
The biggest show around here is the Philly guitar show. It's 2-1/2 hours there and back, but I manage to go each year and find somehting. I picked up a box of Turner u9s and 999 mics there. I found an old Shure with a nice 1940's Controlled Reluctance element for only $20 and a Gisbon Les Pau Jr. (without the chassis) for $40.
I saw lot of nice Premiers and old tweeds. Here are some pics. This year I got the email address of the sellers in case you want to see if you can negotiate a good price.
The compression was way up when I made the jpg files, by mistake. If you need a better picture, email me and I'll send you the uncompressed original.
A nice 76. They wanted $300. I've seen them cheaper on eBay. They wanted my best offer, but by the time I saw it I had only $40 left. KBJ Music - Bob and Kriis at 1-631-698-6346.
This was a neat 110 in good condition and a newer model 90.
Lou Mercuri Music in Burlington, NJ 1-609-386-2740
This B-160 bass had the cover all stripped off, but electronically was in great shape. They started at $275 and everytime I passed by the price got lower. Chris's Guitars www.chrisguitars.com 1-518-432-4168 in Albany, NY.
I saw this stereo Gibson being sold by a walk-in. You can sometimes get a good deal this way. He wanted $1000 for it, but I would guess that the eBay price is nearer $850. He's Paul Waters. 1-215-836-5448
Here's a bevy of old fenders. The 1959 bassman in almost mint condition was priced at $7500. The price is always way ahead of the size of my pocketbook.