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Les Paul Exhibit Is Back!!  
The  8th Annual NY Guitar Show is proud to announce the awesome Les Paul Exhibit with Jim Wysocki at the helm is back for this year's show to be held at the Freeport Recreation Center (130 E. Merrick Rd) Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th, 2019 in Freeport, Long Island!
   The Les Paul Program curated by Jim Wysocki, longtime friend of Les Paul's, will have several guitars & inventions from Les Paul's actual collection.
Photographs with the guitars will be allowed as well as being able to plug them in and play. The exhibit will also have one of the first reel to reel tape machines from Les Paul's 8 track machines!
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   Show founder/promoter Richard Johnson said, "It's an honor to have Jim and his exhibit back at this year's show. We missed him last year (wedding) and Jim's personal relationship with Les Paul only adds to the knowledge he possesses and provides humorous background and anecdotes on Les and his fabulous life!" For More Information on the NY Guitar Show & Exposition, Contact Show Manager Richard Johnson at 
516-435-8382.

Sadowsky Guitars to Exhibit at 8th Annual NY Guitar Expo:
The 8th Annual NY Guitar Expo is proud to announce that Sadowsky Guitars will be exhibiting this year as the Expo returns to the Freeport Recreation Center (130 E. Merrick Rd) Saturday, April 27th and Sunday, April 28th, 2019 in Freeport, Long Island! Becoming Standards in the Industry for Superior Tone, Feel, Playability, and Especially Value - Sadowsky Has Served The Working Musician with Quality, Value and Integrity Since 1979. Sadowsky Guitars opened their doors in NYC in 1979 as a one man repair shop run by Roger Sadowsky, who had been doing acoustic guitar building and repair work since 1972. Sadowsky Guitars quickly became the “go to” shop for all of the top NYC players as well as touring musicians worldwide. At that time, much of his repair and modification work was being done on quality guitars and basses from the 40’s through the 60’s. Sadowsky Guitars and Basses became known for their exceptional quality and reliability for working musicians. Early work active tone circuits for electric bass put Sadowsky on the map for top bassists such as Marcus Miller, Will Lee, Neil Jason, and many others. Today, Sadowsky Guitars is known for exceptional Guitars and Basses and are available worldwide. www.Sadowsky.com

My Generation Guitars Is A New Sponsor!!
John DeSilva & My Generation Guitars have decided to step up and become a Bronze Sponsor of the 2019 NY Guitar Show.  My Generation Guitars has been a main stay of the NY Guitar Show since our inception and has always been one of our most ardent supporters and talks us up at all the other shows. After 10 years as co-owner and manager of a large, well known guitar shop, John DeSilva I decided that it was time to do something better. John started My Generation Guitars on July 1, 2004.  His desire was to create a place where guitar players and collectors alike could come to buy the instruments they desire with confidence that they were getting what they paid for.  My Generation hopes they can fulfill that desire for their customers.  DeSilva has been buying, selling, trading, repairing and playing guitars since 1976I. In the past John’s been on the advisory board to the Vintage Guitar Price Guide and the Orion Blue Book of Electric Guitars and still contributes when he can. Please feel free to e-mail or call My Generation with any questions or with specific photo requests and they’ll do their best to provide accurate information or point you in the right direction. They offer in-hand descriptions on all items.  Visiting the website at www.mygenerationguitars.com 

Get Your NY Guitar Show Tee Shirt
Get your NY Guitar Show T-shirts on sale now for only $10 and only $12 for a XXL. We accept checks, money orders payable to
RHJ Productions or or Pay Pal “GIFT” to Rich@nyguitarexpo.co
m We have them in the following colors and sizes so order them fast before they are gone. Send payment to Rich Johnson, 1934 Kay Lane, Surfside Beach, SC  29575


Small: Pink (24), Purple (23), Black (22)
Medium: Pink (20), Purple (21), Black (33), Kelly Green (31)
Large: Purple (17), Black (10), Yellow (23), Kelly Green (30)
X Large: Purple (11), Black (20), Yellow (8), Kelly Green (32), Forest Green (15), Grey (3) Baby Blue (4)
XXL: Purple (9), Black (14), Yellow (14), GRey (18), Baby Blue (18)Orange (2),

Shipping USPS charges will apply. Call for info at 516-435-8382 or E-mail Rich@nyguitarexpo.com
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NY Guitar Show 2018 Open Mic After Show Party:
The Guitar Show Open Mic & Jam will be held Saturday April 27th at 7 p.m. This is an event we invite our exhibitors to. Vendors cooped up in booths all day noodling on guitars need to come cut loose and turn up at our annual event. Local top notch talent will sit in with our house band hosting the event, but this is all about you guys. If you are a custom builder & want your guitar or bass on stage being used we urge you to participate. The event for 2018 has been moved to the Half Way Down on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. It is named so because it is half way down the Nautical Mile (Woodcleft Ave.) Located at 153 Woodcleft Ave. in Freeport it’s just 5 minutes from the event venue. Contact number 516- 608-0700. Plenty of cold refreshments & food make this a great way to party on, continue your networking and wheel and deal even after the show with other exhibitors, retailers and the public. Please RSVP if you would like to participate so we can keep this organized and rocking! The house band and I know millions of songs.

Homestead Signs On Again in 2019 Sponsor:
The NY Guitar Expo is proud to announce a new sponsor to our six (6) year running NY Guitar Show, none other than the magical sounds of Homestead Amps of PA. “We’re excited to have Homestead Amps on board in 2019,” show founder Richard Johnson said. “We were very impressed in what heard from Peter’s amps at our 2014 NY Guitar Show, and now Peter McMahon has become the go-to guy in the amp world and a master of his craft,” show founder Johnson said.

Homestead Amps will be the sole sponsor of the NY Guitars Show’s Amp Room at the 2017 Show. Attendees will be able to sample several of McMahon’s creations and play as loud as they want!

“We are truly honored to be a sponsor of the 2018 NY Guitar Show & Expo,” Homestead founder Pete McMahon said.  “We launched here at 2015’s show and it will forever hold a special place in our hearts. There’s no shortage of incredible people here to support their crafts and passions, which makes all the difference in the world. Homestead walked away from this show with many new friends and colleagues, and cannot wait to see what’s in store for this year! "The show has become a fan favorite with our well-rounded guitar show with vintage gear & guitars, retailers, manufacturers, private collections etc, all so anyone walking through the front door can participate in some way large or small," said Johnson.

About Homestead Amps: Created in 2014, Homestead Amps are bold, tasteful, and leave a lasting impression on any musician that plays them. Now building for the likes of Warren Haynes, Jay Jay French, John Prestia, Dirk Miller, Deren Ney, Adam Gorman, Tyler Anselmo, Jorgen Carlsson , Bobby Kyle and Linwood Taylor, Haynes has been a long time user, inspiring McMahon to design a line of amps to suit the particular tone of Haynes’ signature Gibson Les Paul sound. McMahon’s launching of Homestead Amps is to create highly desirable pieces suitable for anyone and everyone. No matter what the customer wants, whether it’s for a studio, club, or stadium, Peter can and will create it. www.HomesteadAmps.com

Private Amp Room with Homestead Amps: The Private Amp Room this year features Homestead Amps as the sponsor of this event. Users of Homestead Amps include the Rev. Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top fame! Homestead Amps is growing leaps and bounds with this latest artist to join the Homestead family along with the latest guitarist to catch the guitar industry's attention - Marcus King. Homestead has gone into pedal production with a germanium boost called the Homestead Undertaker an...d also a germanium fuzz called the Homestead Preacher.
Look for the new urban sized combo which is the size of a tweed Champ but giggable!! The Amp manufacturing giant will be the sole sponsor of the NY Guitar Show’s Amp Room at the 2017 Show. Attendees will be able to sample several of McMahon’s creations and play as loud as they want!
About Homestead Amps: Created in 2014, Homestead Amps are bold, tasteful, and leave a lasting impression on any musician that plays them. Now building for the likes of Warren Haynes, Jay Jay French, John Prestia, Dirk Miller, Deren Ney, Adam Gorman, Tyler Anselmo, Jorgen Carlsson , Bobby Kyle and Linwood Taylor, Haynes has been a long time user, inspiring McMahon to design a line of amps to suit the particular tone of Haynes' signature Gibson Les Paul sound. McMahon's launching of Homestead Amps is to create highly desirable pieces suitable for anyone and everyone. No matter what the customer wants, whether it's for a studio, club, or stadium, Peter can and will create it. www.HomesteadAmps.com


Homestead Amps Signs Rev. Billy F. Gibbons

The NY Guitar Expo is proud to announce our sponsor Homestead Amps has a new family member joining the ranks of Homestead Amps users, no other than the Rev. Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top fame! Homestead Amps is growing leaps and bounds with this latest artist to join the Homestead family along with the latest guitarist to catch the guitar industry's attention - Marcus King. Homestead has gone into pedal production with a germanium boost called the Homestead Undertaker and also a germanium fuzz called the Homestead Preacher. Look for the new urban sized combo which is the size of a tweed Champ but giggable!! Homestead Amps will be the sole sponsor of the NY Guitars Show’s Amp Room at the 2017 Show. Attendees will be able to sample several of McMahon’s creations and play as loud as they want! “We are truly honored to be a sponsor of the 2017 NY Guitar Show & Expo,” Homestead founder Pete McMahon said.  “We launched here at 2015’s show and it will forever hold a special place in our hearts. There’s no shortage of incredible people here to support their crafts and passions, which makes all the difference in the world. Homestead walked away from this show with many new friends and colleagues, and cannot wait to see what’s in store for this year! "The show has become a fan favorite with our well-rounded guitar show with vintage gear & guitars, retailers, manufacturers, private collections etc, all so anyone walking through the front door can participate in some way large or small," said Johnson.

About Homestead Amps: Created in 2014, Homestead Amps are bold, tasteful, and leave a lasting impression on any musician that plays them. Now building for the likes of Warren Haynes, Jay Jay French, John Prestia, Dirk Miller, Deren Ney, Adam Gorman, Tyler Anselmo, Jorgen Carlsson , Bobby Kyle and Linwood Taylor, Haynes has been a long time user, inspiring McMahon to design a line of amps to suit the particular tone of Haynes’ signature Gibson Les Paul sound. McMahon’s launching of Homestead Amps is to create highly desirable pieces suitable for anyone and everyone. No matter what the customer wants, whether it’s for a studio, club, or stadium, Peter can and will create it. www.HomesteadAmps.com

 

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.

 

Same Great Venue For 2018!!
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 doubled the square footage in 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 2018 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, Gbase.com was one of the first gear-dedicated web sites. Since then, Gbase.com 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 Gbase.com", you'll find Gbase.com even easier to use.