4th Annual NY Guitar Show & Expo

A quiet shot of just a sample of the Les Paul exhibit during set up at the 4th Annual NY Guitar Show.
A quiet shot of just a sample of the Les Paul exhibit during set up at the 4th Annual NY Guitar Show.
Lou Pallo at NY Guitar Expo.
Lou Pallo at NY Guitar Expo.
Lou Pallo entertains at the 4th Annual NY Guitar Expo.
Lou Pallo entertains at the 4th Annual NY Guitar Expo.
Lou Pallo James with a Vietnam vet at the 4th NY Guitar Expo this past April.
Lou Pallo James with a Vietnam vet at the 4th NY Guitar Expo this past April.
Ms. Stephanie Pensa of Rudy's Music with a fine collection of vintage archtops at the NY Guitar Expo.
Ms. Stephanie Pensa of Rudy’s Music with a fine collection of vintage archtops at the NY Guitar Expo.
Rudy Pensa trying to make it back to the Rudy's Music booth through a packed house.
Rudy Pensa trying to make it back to the Rudy’s Music booth through a packed house.
Howie Statland of Rivington Guitars of NYC chatting it up with Brian Buonomo of Prymaxe Vintage.
Howie Statland of Rivington Guitars of NYC chatting it up with Brian Buonomo of Prymaxe Vintage.
The Harris brothers show they are enjoying the 4th Annual NY Guitar Show.
The Harris brothers show they are enjoying the 4th Annual NY Guitar Show.
Beautiful work indeed by Paul Girouard of Girouard Guitars.
Beautiful work indeed by Paul Girouard of Girouard Guitars.
Basses and guitars were fully represented at NY Guitar Show.
Basses and guitars were fully represented at NY Guitar Show.
NY Guitar Show was proud and honored to have the US Marines represent.
NY Guitar Show was proud and honored to have the US Marines represent.
Getting a tone check at the Homestead Amps booth.
Getting a tone check at the Homestead Amps booth.
Thomas Vinci Strings of Freeport, NY in the house.
Thomas Vinci Strings of Freeport, NY in the house.
Ernie Lombardo of E. Lombardo Guitars with a fine looking display and better looking Lombardo Custom Guitar.
Ernie Lombardo of E. Lombardo Guitars with a fine looking display and better looking Lombardo Custom Guitar.
David Kaye and the fine folks & display of Taylor Guitars, our 2015 sponsor.
David Kaye and the fine folks & display of Taylor Guitars, our 2015 sponsor.
A 23 solid karat gold Les Paul designed guitar made by JR Baker Guitars of Long Island.
A 23 solid karat gold Les Paul designed guitar made by JR Baker Guitars of Long Island.
Famed musician Godfrey Townsend & the Les Paul Exhibit's own Jim Wysocki share a smile at the NY Guitar Show.
Famed musician Godfrey Townsend & the Les Paul Exhibit’s own Jim Wysocki share a smile at the NY Guitar Show.
Stephanie Pensa and dad, Rudy, share a family moment in-between the chaos and crowds at the 4th NY Guitar Show.
Stephanie Pensa and dad, Rudy, share a family moment in-between the chaos and crowds at the 4th NY Guitar Show.
NY Guitar Show founder Rich Johnson (right) with sponsor Eric Feldman and crew of the Guitar Shop Tees.
NY Guitar Show founder Rich Johnson (right) with sponsor Eric Feldman and crew of the Guitar Shop Tees.
Greg Romano of Gbase, our annual sponsor of the NY Guitar Show.
Greg Romano of Gbase, our annual sponsor of the NY Guitar Show.
Mike Greco (foreground) of Evil Guitars and the folks at the Roland booth.
Mike Greco (foreground) of Evil Guitars and the folks at the Roland booth.
Interesting designs from Gravitas Custom Guitars.
Interesting designs from Gravitas Custom Guitars.
NY Guitar Show staffer Mary Hutchins surprised by the camera in the Free Guitar giveaway booth.
NY Guitar Show staffer Mary Hutchins surprised by the camera in the Free Guitar giveaway booth.
Founder Rich Johnson with the girls at the Ferro Custom Guitar booth.
Founder Rich Johnson with the girls at the Ferro Custom Guitar booth.
Look at this fine collection of vintage masterpieces in the Southside Guitars of Brooklyn, NY booth.
Look at this fine collection of vintage masterpieces in the Southside Guitars of Brooklyn, NY booth.
Frank Beatrice (Frankie "B") in the My Generation booth at the NY Guitar Show.
Frank Beatrice (Frankie “B”) in the My Generation booth at the NY Guitar Show.
Jim Wysocki points to a photo of him with Les Paul.  He also has one of the largest collections of Les Paul Guitars and electronic devices in the country.   Jim Wysocki is a retired Mahwah police officer and was a longtime friend of Les Paul. Their friendship began when Jim was just out of high school and grew into a relationship that could only be described as family. Over the course of their 29 year friendship, Les had presented Jim with a handful of vintage guitars, artifacts, and musical relics. Jim Wysocki now displays many of these priceless mementos at a museum in Mahwah, NJ, and also shares his collection through the occasional Gibson Bus tour—allowing anyone who is interested to touch, hold, and play Les’ gear. Born Lester Polsfuss in 1915, Les Paul was a musician, an inventor, and an innovator. He spent his life searching for the perfect sound, leading him to become one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar and the multi-track tape recorder, as well as rock and roll in general. A tinkerer and a firm believer in DIY, if it wasn’t out there and he needed it, Les would make it - that’s just the kind of person he was. Les Paul died in 2009.
Jim Wysocki points to a photo of him with Les Paul. He also has one of the largest collections of Les Paul Guitars and electronic devices in the country.
Jim Wysocki is a retired Mahwah police officer and was a longtime friend of Les Paul. Their friendship began when Jim was just out of high school and grew into a relationship that could only be described as family. Over the course of their 29 year friendship, Les had presented Jim with a handful of vintage guitars, artifacts, and musical relics. Jim Wysocki now displays many of these priceless mementos at a museum in Mahwah, NJ, and also shares his collection through the occasional Gibson Bus tour—allowing anyone who is interested to touch, hold, and play Les’ gear.
Born Lester Polsfuss in 1915, Les Paul was a musician, an inventor, and an innovator. He spent his life searching for the perfect sound, leading him to become one of the pioneers of the solid-body electric guitar and the multi-track tape recorder, as well as rock and roll in general. A tinkerer and a firm believer in DIY, if it wasn’t out there and he needed it, Les would make it – that’s just the kind of person he was. Les Paul died in 2009.