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Brum Guitar Show

Another Brum Guitar Show has been and gone and this years’ was one of the best ever, with a new Acoustic Hall upstairs, where you could actually hear the guitar when you played it (I know, a revolution at a show!), a live performance area and stalls packed full of some great gear.

The usual big boys were there including Fender who had a large selection of models plugged into amps with headphones ready to play; Gretsch, Marshall, Ibanez. Laney, PRS, Blackstar, Yamaha and Musicman. PMT seemed to be everywhere with a shop stand, amp stand, several acoustic stands, electric stand…you name it. All very welcome though.

From the UK we had some eye watering, really tasty custom guitars from Crimson, Turnstone, Patrick Eggle (and Patrick James Eggle), HJ Williams, Flame and Rob Williams, together with new boys Hathaway who are bringing a range of UK made carbon fibre electrics to the market. If we had 20 grand I think we could have come away very happy!

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Strangely, although some amps were well cranked it didn’t seem as loud as previous years or it may be that we were so caught up in all the tasty gear around we didn’t notice it!

As usual there was tons of effects pedals (some of which we have never heard of on the retail stands) and accessories to purchase with the highlight being Twin Stomp and ThorpyFX, a couple of bullet proof UK made pedal ranges. Need a new pickup? We had a few of the custom makers there too.

So what caught our eye? It has to be the Brit electrics from Crimson and Eggle, as well as the Hathaway carbon fibre electrics. Most attractive acoustic guitar had to be the Faith Bloodmoon - UK designed and set up and beautiful to look at. GAS has never been more prevalent then now…