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Gibraltar Guitar & Music Equipment Swap


December 21 & 22, at the Gibraltar Trade Center, 15525 Racho Road, Taylor, MI. Show hours 10-6. For more info, contact Mickey (734) 287-2000,

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Eddie Clarke


Ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke is back with his first Fastway album in more than two decades. It’s called Eat Dog, Eat and it’s a hard-hitting heavy-duty rock record with the kind of blazing guitar tones that brought Clarke to prominence. The current lineup of Fastway has been playing Europe and Japan, and has lost […]

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28th Annual Vintage Guitar Show Oldenburg, Germany


November 2 & 3, at the School at Flötenteich, D-26125 Oldenburg, Flötenstrasse. For more info, contact Jörn Eisenhauer (0049) 441-3800334 or,

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1st Annual Houston Lefty Guitar Show


October 18 & 19, at Southpaw Guitars, 5813 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX. For more info, contact (713) 667-5791,

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25th Annual Elgin Vintage Guitar Show


September 29, at the Elgin Holiday Inn, 495 Airport Rd., Elgin, IL. For more info, contact R&B Productions at (847) 931-0707 or email

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Great Lakes Guitar and Amp Show


September 21, at the Southfield Community Church, 21122 Indian St., Southfield, MI. Show hours 10-4. For more info, contact Great Lakes Registration at,

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The Ultimate Speaker Demo


Learn more about the Ultimate Speaker Demo in the video below.

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VG Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees

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Fender Ceases Hamer Production


Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has suspended production of Hamer instruments, “…to focus its efforts on other brands in the company’s portfolio,” according to John Chermesino, the company’s spokesman for Hamer. He added that should the market dictate need for Hamer instruments, the company will consider once again making them. “We will continue to service all […]

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Akkerman Knighted by Dutch Government


Jan Akkerman, the Dutch guitarist known for his experimental style that employed volume swells, sweep picking, tapping, and alternate picking, and a founding member of the prog-rock band Focus, was recently awarded knighthood by the Dutch government, for his “Service to Music.” Classically trained on the guitar, Akkerman also played lute and composed many of […]

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