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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, angelan@gibraltartrade.com.

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Eddie Clarke

 
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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 info@vintage-guitar.de, vintage-guitar-show.de.

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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, info@southpawguitars.com.

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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 Bakesguitar@aol.com.

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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 info@marstran.com, marstran.com/GreatLakesGuitar.html.

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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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