2019 Atlanta Guitar Show June 8th & 9th

2019 Atlanta Guitar Show June 8th & 9th

For those of us that seek out the best guitars on the planet, this show is long overdue. While there are a few Carolina shows and a Nashville guitar show, Atlanta not having a big scale guitar show was always a mystery…

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1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom Black Beauty Finds a Good Home

The guitar story behind this beautiful 1958 Gibson Les Paul Custom is that it was purchased by Bob Marciante (Bob Marcy), an entertainer, guitarist drummer and mainstay performer in the Chicagoland area in 1958 from a friend who only had it a few months. Here’s where the story gets interesting...

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Gibson Exits Bankruptcy - Experts & Dealers Comment on The New Gibson - Sammy Ash, Vic DaPra, Eliot Michael, Drew Berlin, Mercedes Girard & Ray Mauldin

Gibson Exits Bankruptcy - Experts & Dealers Comment on The New Gibson - Sammy Ash, Vic DaPra, Eliot Michael, Drew Berlin, Mercedes Girard & Ray Mauldin

We sought the opinions of some friends of Guitar Stories USA whom we greatly respect and who are in our opinion, not only some of the leading Gibson guitar experts, legendary vintage and new model guitar dealers, but have also had personal dealings with Gibson for decades.

They include:

  • Sammy Ash of Music Retailer Sam Ash Music

  • Vic DaPra, “Burst Believers” Author, Vintage Les Paul Expert & Gibson Dealer

  • Eliot Michael, Rumbleseat Music, Vintage Gibson Expert & Nashville Gibson Dealer

  • Drew Berlin, Vintage Gibson Dealer & Expert (Southern California)

  • Mercedes Girard, Guitars West, Vintage Guitar Expert and Dealer (Southern California)

  • Ray Mauldin, Grinning Elk Guitars & 2019 Atlanta Guitar Show Producer

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The 1959 Burst - A Les Paul Documentary & Mystery

The 1959 Burst - A Les Paul Documentary & Mystery

Has anyone actually ever seen it? There seems to be a shroud of mystery about this film and nobody seems to have seen it or knows where it can purchased or whether it was ever released. I've seen this thread...

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