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Come See Us in Brooklyn

Steely Dan sang about it (but so did Neil Diamond) and you’ve heard of the Dodgers (who haven’t been seen there since 1957). I’m talking, of course, about the borough of Brooklyn. As most of you who regularly read this blog already know, I recently became a dealer in 335’s and their brethren (plus anything else I find that I like). Of course, one of the best ways to find cool vintage stuff is to get up off the couch (step away from the computer) and go to a guitar show. I’ve been to a number of them as a buyer but never as a seller, so The First Annual Brooklyn Spring Guitar Show will be my first. Since many of you know that Brooklyn is the “Hipster Capital of the World”-ask my friends at Southside Guitar, they’ll corroborate, the show promises to have all manner of extreme hipness going on. My son lives in Brooklyn (and he’s so anti-hipster that he’s actually hipper than most of them) and when I go to visit, I get to see for myself just how terminally hip it is. Williamsburg has gotten so hip that the hipsters can’t afford it any more and are moving to Bushwick and Crown Heights. But enough about Brooklyn. Let’s talk about me for a while. I’ll be bringing some very cool instruments along with my trusty little Fender tweed Deluxe (or maybe the Tremolux) so you can play them and, even if you’re not buying, you can see just what the heck I’m talking about when I say these guitars are amazing. Here’s the lineup unless something sells before Sunday: 196o ES-345, 1961 ES-335, 1961 Epiphone Wilshire, 1964 ES-335, 1968 Les Paul Goldtop and maybe a Fender or two. If my ES-350T comes back in time from Dan Erlewine’s that’ll be there as well. ¬†Wait ’til you play that one. You’ll throw all your archtop preconceived notions right out the window. Not a rock guitar? Just wait. I’ll be there handing out, uh, business cards? M&Ms? OK Guitar picks? I dunno, I better think of something between now and Sunday. The Show is Sunday April 3rd from Noon until 6 PM and it’s free. Not much is free any more. The venue is Brooklyn Bowl at 61 Wythe Ave (between N11th and N12th sts). I’d tell you how to get there but I haven’t figured it out yet, either.

2 Responses to “Come See Us in Brooklyn”

  1. RB says:

    Sounds like a good first show. Who knows, Vintage Guitar might paste a couple of shots of you in an upcoming issue. Did you say you were handing out ES-335 shaped biz cards? And one week later, mercurial Taj “Paint My Mailbox Blue” Mahal performs there. Mucha suerte CG, hope you sell a few.

  2. OK Guitars says:

    Well, there’s sort of a picture on the cards, so I guess that counts, doesn’t it? I don’t if anything will sell but I’ll bet I’ve got some of the nicest guitars there. Bringing 2 335’s a 61, a 64 and a 60 345 along with a 68 Gold top and a couple of tweed amps and maybe one or two other guitars. I’m thinking the 64 won’t last out the day.

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