New York Guitar Show & Exposition
5th Annual 2016 NY Guitar Show

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NY Guitar Show Open Mic & Jam After Show Party:
NY Guitar Show & Expositions annual open mic moved this time to EB Elliot's on Freeport's Nautical Mile. Located at 23 Woodcleft Ave., vendors and exhibitors as well as the public are invited to our Annual Open Mic held at EB Elliots at 23 Woodcleft Ave in Freeport, just a 90 secs from the old place. Still Saturday evening April 23 at 7 p.m. Here you will see some tremendous guitar players that have been sitting in the booths with our exhibitors, finally cutting loose and you never know who will show up. Last year we were honored to have the legendary Lou Pallo sit in with us. Contact 516-435-8382 for more info

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D'Addario String Giveaway At Show
New for the 2016 NY Guitar Show is D'Addario & Company will be giving away 100 sets of guitar strings over the two days of the 2016 show. The first 50 people paid each day Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24 will receive a free set of guitar strings. This is all part of the D 'Addario & Company, Inc. sponsorship of the NY Guitar Show for 2016. We’ll be giving away either NYXL Electric Guitar Strings or Nickel Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings. Make sure you get there early each day! On the web at or


NYXL Electric Guitar Strings : D’Addario NYXL guitar strings will bend farther, sing louder, and stay in tune better than any string you’ve played before. Envisioned, perfected, and manufactured by D’Addario in New York, this newly engineered, break-resistant, high-carbon steel core and plain steel alloy delivers a whole new level of freedom, confidence, and power. NYXL’s provide more strength and up to 131% greater tuning stability by utilizing a completely reinvented wire drawing process coupled with a revolutionary “fusion twist” process for the plain steels. The reformulated nickel plated string windings have greater magnetic properties resulting in higher output and enhanced mid-range frequency response for more presence and crunch. Nickel Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings: Nickel Bronze strings are the premium uncoated acoustic strings by D’Addario. Featuring an innovative combination of nickel-plated phosphor bronze wrapped onto a high carbon NY steel core, these strings bring out the unique tonal characteristics of any guitar, allowing its natural voice to truly shine. Nickel Bronze delivers unrivaled clarity, resonance and projection, as well as outstanding balance and harmonically rich overtones. Players will also enjoy improved tuning stability and higher break resistance, thanks to D’Addario-engineered NY Steel cores and plain steel strings.


Taylor Guitar Giveaway At NY Guitar Show
The NY Guitar Show & Exposition proudly announces
Taylor Guitars will be giving away a brand new 2016 Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX guitar as part of their Silver Sponsorship at the 2016 NY Guitar Show coming this April 23 & 24. “This is fantastic,” show founder Richard Johnson expressed. “Some lucky attendee at the NY Guitar Show will be walking home with a new 2016 Taylor Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX guitar, just for attending the show,” Johnson added.  The distinctive 200 Series Deluxe category is loaded with high-end performance appeal. The Grand Auditorium 214ce DLX features layered Indian rosewood back and sides, a Sitka spruce top, a full-gloss body, white binding, Small Diamond fretboard inlay, Venetian cutaway, Taylor Expression System electronics, and a Taylor standard hardshell case. Taylor Guitars has really stepped it up as part of their commitment as the Silver Sponsor of the 2016 NY Guitar Show & Exposition.

About Taylor Guitars: Established in 1974 by Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug, Taylor Guitars has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic and electric guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman's attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. The company was a pioneer of the use of computer technology, lasers and other high-tech tools and machinery and today, Bob Taylor is widely recognized throughout the musical instrument industry as the visionary acoustic guitar manufacturer.

New T Shirt Logo Design:
Our terrific graphic artist Deborah Belvedere created a wonderful new logo for the 2014 NY Guitar Show. Just as with the posters, we will be changing things every year to get a difefr4nt look and design and get you folks to start collecting one every year! We are offering them in Black with white logo or Forest Green with white logo and on both colors the back will be free of any print to design. If you are exhibiting in our show you may pre order your shirts for $7 to be delivered at the show or if you are not exhibiting you may preorder them for $12 plus shipping.

Supro Amps Returns to NY Guitar Expo
Long Island's very own Pigtronix, is proud to announce its acquisition of the historic Supro trademark-pertaining to both amplifiers and guitars-worldwide and their return again to the 2015 NY Guitar Expo. USA-made, vintage-inspired Supro tube amplifiers begin shipping this Spring from a brand new production facility in Port Jefferson Station, NY. The rights to the Supro brand were acquired in September from former Fender amp designer and long-time Pigtronix associate, Bruce Zinky. Zinky has been retained as exclusive design engineer, and has collaborated with award-winning sound designer David Koltai to realize a modern incarnation of the Supro sound that has been out of production since the mid '60s. Pigtronix will be hosting the official Supro launch party in conjunction with the NY Guitar Expo on Saturday, April 26th. Details to follow. For more information on the rebirth of Supro, go to 

Same Great Venue For 2016!!
With the sudden growth spurt we experienced from just our "core" exhibitors that took a chance with us for our first show and I sincerely thank them for that, we've been forced to move to larger quarters. We've doubled the square footage for 2013 by moving to the Freeport Recreation Center located at 130 E. Merrick Rd. in in Freeport, Long Island.

   The Freeport Rec Center has hosted numerous expos in the fishing industry and I've personally held Fishing Seminars here drawing in excess of 600 people and it has plenty of room. The gymnasium is 117 x 77 with some areas 84 foot wide. We're able to ad another double row of booths in the center of the room and now have expended to 71 booths of space.

   The Freeport Rec Center holds all the attributes you look for in a venue, with hotels under 5 minutes away and the Nautical Mile (Woodcleft Ave.) also 2 minutes away. The "Nautical Mile" as it's called is an actual mile of restaurants and bars on the water in Freeport. The Rec Center has an open snack bar with everything from burgers and fries to dogs and otehr munchies. However there is no beer, alcohol or smoking permitted onthe premises.

   The Freeport Rec Center is located off major highways and parkways being under 2 minutes from the Meadowbrook Parkway (Exit M9) and sits on Merrick Rd with Sunrise Highway a block or two to the north. Again this location is just a 6 minute walk from major mass transportation on the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) with Nassau County bus service as well. 

NY Guitar Show Sponsorships Now Available
With the huge success of 2012 & 2013's Inaugural show, it's time to seriously consider a sponsorship with us where you can generate tremendous industry awareness and exposure throughout this close-knit community. Sponsor Levels can be Found Here.   
   The 2013 New York Guitar Show provides an outstanding opportunity to communicate face-to-face with a highly qualified audience of musical instrument enthusiasts hailing from throughout the NY Metro region.
   Most of all, NY Guitar Shows feels the communication, education, and participation potential existing within this upbeat two-day exhibition will bring profitable results to any individual sponsor. We encourage your organization to include this outstanding event in your marketing plans. Please contact us ASAP for info on exclusivity as well in your sponsorship packages. For info call 516-889-6895.

Gbase Returns In 2016 As Bronze Level Sponsor
The NY Guitar Expo announces the return of G Base for a second year as a Bronze level sponsor for the returning and most exciting guitar show in the United States.

We’re proud and honored to see Gbase return as a sponsor in 2013 showing their support for what is fast becoming THE guitar show in the country," said NY Guitar Expo founder Richard Johnson.” “We at Gbase are glad to be a part of this new NY Guitar Show & Exposition. The possibilities are endless," said Gbase owner James White.

"This show will quickly become a staple in the guitar industry, and GBase onboard is a tremendous example of the new and emerging giants in the industry who will be a part of this show for years to come," said Johnson.

About Gbase: Created in 1995, was one of the first gear-dedicated web sites. Since then, has become the ultimate benchmark for used and vintage equipment. We match buyers with sellers in an effective but unique manner. Visitors from around the world have purchased guitars, drums, amps, effects pedals, basses, and more from our global dealer network. And now, with the addition of "My", you'll find even easier to use.