New England Guitar Festival Fills Void for Guitar Players Print
Wednesday, 11 July 2007 18:25
Premier Guitar Shows kicks off series of regional guitar festivals with New England Guitar Festival, September 15 and 16. Held at Boston's Bayside Expo Center, the New England Guitar Festival is expected to host as many as 150 guitar, amp, and accessory manufacturers and dealers. More than 10,000 guitar players, collectors, guitar retailers and enthusiasts are expected for this weekend-long event.

The festival will also feature top-name entertainment and a series of attendee workshops and seminars conducted by professional musicians, but also by noted music educators and teachers associated with TrueFire, the leading guitar education software publisher and comprehensive online resource for musician-centric content.

Premier Guitar Shows president Kevin Kopec explains that these weekend festivals fill a void between flea markets and large, national guitar shows. "The entire concept is built on providing a meaningful show experience for guitar players of all capabilities and interests. The New England Guitar Festival will be a multifaceted experience, complete with dealer and manufacturer exhibits, instruction, and entertainment. It is truly a celebration of the guitar."

Attendees will get a chance to celebrate guitar music with a planned All Star Guitar Night, which will feature an evening of exciting performances from well-known, well-respected guitarists.

Vintage and collectible guitars are a key ingredient of the New England Guitar Festival. Guitar enthusiasts of all levels - from players who simply realize the value of a great guitar, to experienced collectors actively searching for specific items to complete their collections - will have the opportunity to indulge their wishes.

"The guitar is an iconic invention that keeps growing in value," Kopec explains. "Some guitars that cost $200 in the 1950s and 1960s can now be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. That is why we encourage the general public to attend the festival with an older guitar to sell or trade. You never know what that dusty, rusty heirloom could be worth until a dealer evaluates it for collector potential."

When older guitars are detailed and restored with vintage parts, the value can literally explode in value. "It doesn't happen often, but when it does, you have to be there to witness this experience."

Premier Guitar Shows has scheduled two other venues for 2007, and two for 2008.

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Source: Premier Guitar Shows