If you've never been to a Guitar Show then you are in for a treat. Entry fee can be steep but the good shows will have lots of freebie stuff like picks, accessories, etc. Sometimes you can score a really good deal, other times you can get stung! Many of the venders will have instruments that you can try out...Companies like Peavey, Gibson, and Fender typically don't sell instruments but will refer you to reputable dealers at the show that carries their products. Some of the smaller companies will sell direct and often offer discounts and show specials. Be aware of people walking around with stuff and make sure you know what you are buying before parting with your money...also the "Vintage" market is absolutely ridiculas at times. Sometimes people will sell fakes and counterfeits! At the shows in the Dallas/Ft Worth area it's not unusual to see celebrities performing, doing workshops, and mingling around with the crowds. Find a show ... go... and have fun and meet some folks! jg
Middleaged Redneck sorta guy who refuses to grow up...passion for music, especially Southern Rock but like bout everything cept Gangsta/Hip Hop. Collect guitars, mandolins, and love to ride Harleys.