We left the cave on Saturday for the Fall Philly Guitar Show. It was a beautiful day to be out, but then again, any day is a beautiful day for a guitar show. It is, in fact, one of the few times we get to leave the cave.
The show happens twice a year at the Valley Forge Convention Center. Read my reviews of previous shows in the archives.
This was not a show full of surprises: guitar shows rarely are these days.
My main focus is lefties (obviously) and there were a few present, although nothing that really got me going. I did see a Jay Turser lefty doubleneck and was advised they would make me one.. that should be interesting. It didn’t even feel like it came with a chiropractor!
My favorite scene of the day was Wall-O-Puke. Ok, technically it was a collection of Fender guitars and basses in the antigua finish, but it’s so ugly I call it pukeburst. It also happens to be the finish on my number one guitar: I’d perform borderline illegal acts to find another one.
I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves (click for full size and keep a bag handy):
Now that’s a lot of pukeburst! It was a collection that was supposed to be sold together. It’s certainly the largest collection of antigua I have ever seen in one place. Note the lefty P-Bass and Coronado (neither of which I was looking for).
Also present was one of the Holy Grails of Les Pauls: the Peter Green/Gary Moore Les Paul:
HEY LEFTY – SO WHAT DID YOU BUY?
I went to the guitar show and got the t-shirt. And some 250k Fender pots. DR strings stopped making yellow and green strings…bummer… nothing else looks good on the pukeburst.
Until the weather gets nicer again, I’m staying in.