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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 2014 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 2014!!
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.

Taylor Guitars to Exhibit at 2014 NY Guitar Show & Exposition
The NY Guitar Expo announces the addition of Taylor Guitars as a premier exhibitor at the 2013 NY Guitar Show & Exposition.  

Founded in 1974, 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.  David Kaye, Tradeshow & Festival Manager for Taylor Guitars said, “Taylor Guitars is very excited to be exhibiting at the New York Guitar Expo in 2013! We’ve been looking into events in the NY area and the NY Guitar Expo fits our needs perfectly. It’s a great opportunity to connect one-on-one with guitar enthusiasts.” 

“We’re proud and honored to have a California manufacturing company with a global reputation such as Taylor Guitars as an exhibitor at our show" said NY Guitar Expo founder Richard Johnson. David Kaye adds, “This will be our first time attending and we are already planning on showcasing many beautiful and great sounding guitars including some one-of-a kind models for attendees to play and enjoy. Our Sales manager for the area - Nate Shivers and I will be manning our booth and we are both looking forward to spending the weekend with our guitar loving friends. 

About Taylor Guitars: Founded in 1974, 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. Many of today's leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Jason Mraz, Steven Curtis Chapman, Zac Brown and Taylor Swift. For additional information, please visit us at 

Gbase Returns In 2014 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.