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Guitar Shops Tees To Sponsor 2015 NY Guitar Expo:
The NY Guitar Show & Exposition proudly announces the addition of Guitar Shop Tees as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2015 NY Guitar Show & Exposition.

Recognizing the impact of a growing regional guitar event, Guitar Shop Tees is sponsoring the 2015 NY Guitar Expo, our 4th Annual Guitar Expo, spearheaded by founder/promoter Richard Johnson.


We are excited to be on board as a sponsor for the 2015 NY Guitar Expo. We look forward to exhibiting and presenting our unique T-shirt club to the community of guitar fans and collectors,” commented Eric Feldman, co-founder of Guitar Shop Tees.

 “I was truly honored when I received the call out of the blue from Eric stating Guitar Shop Tees wanted to sponsor our event. Not surprised though as these calls are more frequent as we enter our 4th year running, but just the same we are very pleased to have Guitar Shop Tees on board with us for 2015,” said NY Guitar Expo founder Richard Johnson.”


Feldman adds, “We honor and celebrate the local guitar shop. It’s where the experience begins for many musicians. It is the place you get your first guitar or your latest set of strings.  We are here to acknowledge that for both the shops legacy and the dedicated guitar fan. Being a part of the NY Guitar Expo is the perfect fit on so many levels.”  

About Guitar Shop Tees: Guitar Shop Tees ( is an online subscription t-shirt club that features limited edition custom made t-shirts each month from independent guitar shops from around the world. Along with their monthly t-shirt from a notable, rare or even legendary guitar shop subscribers also receive interesting information on the shop, plus stickers, guitar picks, and other collectable items.  Once the t-shirt design is sent out for the month it's retired forever, which makes the t-shirt an automatic collector's item from that point on. Log on to

Taylor Guitars to Sponsor 2015 NY Guitar Show: The NY Guitar Show & Exposition proudly announces the addition of Taylor Guitars as a Bronze Level Sponsor of the 2015 NY Guitar Show & Exposition. Recognizing the impact of a growing regional guitar event, Taylor Guitars is sponsoring the 2015 NY Guitar Expo, our 4th Annual Guitar Expo, spearheaded by founder/promoter Richard Johnson.

David Kaye, Taylor’s trade show manager, notes “After exhibiting the last two years, Taylor Guitars is very happy to become a sponsor in 2015. Exhibiting at the NY Guitar Expo has been extremely successful for Taylor, and we look forward to expanding our presence at the 2015 event.

“I’m proud and honored to see Taylor step up after two years of exhibiting to become a sponsor in 2015 showing their support for what has become THE guitar show in the country," said NY Guitar Expo founder Richard Johnson.” 

Kaye adds, “We really enjoy the NY Guitar Expo as we get quality time to interact with our owners as well as the general public. The show is all about attendees getting to play different models that they might not see at their local shop. We are already planning some special one-off guitars for 2015, along with a healthy sampling of standard model offerings.”


NY Guitar Show founder Richard Johnson said, “For 2015, the Taylor exhibition booth will move to the lobby of the Expo Center in order to provide attendees with a better environment for test-driving guitars.

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.


2014 Epiphone Les Paul Guitar Winner!
John Glennon Jr. of West Babylon, NY was the grand prize winner for the 2014 NY Guitar Expo. Over 1,000 people filled out our new 10 question survey page located in the 2014 NY Guitar Expo Program Guide. John was picked randomly from the pile and the 16 year old as you can see loves his 2014 Epiphone Les Paul Guitar, plus top with Burst buckers and coil tapping! A gorgeous honey burst and John from what we hear is ecstatic! For more pics visit



See the New 2014 NY Guitar Expo TV Spot..HERE!!


Win A Free Epiphone Les Paul Standard Guitar:
Enter to win a FREE Epiphone Les Paul standard guitar with Burstbucker pickups and coil tapping simply by filling out our survey in the Program Guide handed out free at the 2014 NY Guitar Expo April 26 & 27 at the Freeport Recreation Center. Make sure you ask for your free program guide!

 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 Reborn
Long Island's very own Pigtronix, is proud to announce its acquisition of the historic Supro trademark-pertaining to both amplifiers and guitars-worldwide. 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 

Mirabella Guitars To Exhibit At 2015 Expo
With 30 years of experience, Cristian Mirabella is considered one of the premier builders of the new generation of luthiers as well as one of the top restorers of D'Angelico, D'Aquisto and golden era Gibson instruments. Mirabella Guitars continues the New York Tradition and style of building from which Cristian was raised, as well as incorporates Mirabella's own innovative ideas and designs. This balance, as well as the balance of visual art and acoustic science are reflected in each of the instruments Mirabella creates. Cris says "It is my hope to inspire players, pay homage to great builders of the past, create instruments flawless in their construction and design, and leave a lasting and meaningful contribution to the art of instrument making."

Larger Gibson Bus Confirmed For NY Show
The NY Guitar Show & Gibson Guitars is excited to announce the addition and appearance of the larger Gibson Bus for the both days of the 2014 NY Guitar Show & Expositions coming April 26 & 27 to the Freeport Recreation Center.
Gibson Guitar says, “The Gibson Bus features interactive guitar stations that feature Gibson & Epiphone guitars, Gibson Pro Audio components and an “Amp Jam Room” that allows Gibson fans to experience an actual “rock star” tour bus.

Show founder/promoter Richard Johnson said, “Attendees of the NY Guitar Show can actually jam out in the Gibson Bus with friends, then go inside and check out the coolest Gibson & Epiphone products from local retail vendors or vintage dealers and go home with the same tone they found in the bus!” Gibson added, “We know we’ve always had a strong Gibson base in the NY Metro/Tri-state region, but the Gibson Bus allows fans of other manufacturers to compare and see the quality Gibson and Epiphone proudly puts in to all their new and custom shop guitars & gear.”

About Gibson: Founded in 1894, Gibson is a global musical and lifestyle-oriented company based in Nashville, Tennessee, that creates products that enrich the lives of musicians, fans, and consumers, alike. Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Run by technology visionary Henry Juszkiewicz, the company has been at the forefront of innovation since its inception, the latest of which is the Firebird X robot-guitar.  Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson has become known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health and human services. Gibson’s family of brands encompass some of the most widely known and respected in the music and entertainment industries, including Epiphone, KRK, Stanton, Onkyo, Dobro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. For more information. Visit


Same Great Venue For 2015!!
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 2015 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.

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