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The Guitar Show 2018 Live stage Annoucement: Vigier & Fuzzrocious Present: This Illusion



Currently existing as guns for hire and trying to stay ahead of the ever advancing armies of Glak-the-Spinster. These soldiers of fortune will be spraying colours of Fuzzrocious and Vigier into battle, while trying to bring justice to the moral disintegration of the Lambrini System.
If you have a problem…if no one else can help…and if you can find them…maybe you can hire…This Illusion.

Rotosound Music Strings – PRS SE Custom Giveaway



Visit Rotosound Music Strings this weekend on Stand E4, where every packet of strings purchased enters you into a competition to win a PRS SE Custom 22 Guitar in vintage sunburst.
The winner will be drawn at 4.00pm on the Sunday of the show.

The more you buy – the more chance you have of winning.



Avian Guitars were due to exhibit at The Guitar Show this year, due to the CITES Treaty they have found their guitars stuck with HMRC and are therefore unable to attend.

We had agreed that they would give us a guitar to giveaway at the show, being the rather stand up company that they are, they have still honoured this committment.

So over the two days of the show, you will be able to enter a competition to win an Avian Songbird Deluxe Fan Fret worth over £1800.00

Details of this guitar are below – check out their website here >>AVIAN<<

Thank You Avian!

Songbird Deluxe

Take the Songbird design, and add our Ryan-style bevel and Demi-Cutaway and the Songbird Deluxe is born!

With the full choice of three back and side tonewood options, and our AA grade Sitka Spruce top, the Songbird Deluxe blends playability with a medium body size to give a versatile tonal palette.


Top wood: AA Solid Sitka Spruce
Back & sides wood: Solid Mahogany, Solid Rosewood Cutaway: Demi-Cutaway
Bevel: Ryan-style arm bevel
Bridge: Ebony
Saddle: Bone
Upper bout depth: 92 mm
Upper bout width: 287 mm
Lower bout depth: 121mm
Lower bout width: 397mm
Bracing: Selected Spruce


Wood: Mahogany/Maple
Neck Width 1st Fret: 44.5mm
Nut Material: Bone
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Scale length: 645mm
Fret numbers: 20 frets
Tuning Machine: Avian Black


Neck: Matt
Body: Gloss


Logo: Mother of Pearl
Rosette: Rosewood
Binding: Rosewood

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Vigier Presents Mary Spender




Mary Spender is a musician based in Bristol, combining her sultry voice and electric guitar to create pop songs infused with blues and soul. Her songwriting showcases her virtuosic style of guitar playing as well as her wide vocal range, with the recordings often being accompanied by stunning visuals.

She has toured the UK, Germany and US; highlights include supporting Gabrielle Aplin and Ian McCulloch, as well as performing at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville. In 2016 Mary has sold out her first two headline shows with her band in Bristol (The Louisiana) and London (Servant Jazz Quarters).

In January 2017, Mary returned to the USA to represent Vigier Guitars at NAMM in Los Angeles. She showcased her unique Excalibur Indus fitted with A Little Thunder pickup, that adds bass to her solo performances as demonstrated at The Guitar Show.


Live Stage Performance from The Story Of Guitar Heroes



The Story Of Guitar Heroes will be performing on The Live Stage Sunday 26th February 2017



Touring the UK for over 3 years, this unique show has become widely known by Theatre and Concert Hall audiences. It’s popularity has expanded considerably in this time and is well supported by many musicians across the country and abroad.

With over 20 guitars used on stage, the show accurately recreates the sound and ambiance of ‘guitar heroes’ such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Hank Marvin, Brian May, Slash and many more.

This live concert style ‘rockumentry’ is performed by renowned musician: Phil Walker, and his exceptional band who include Toby James, Paul Francis and Kristian Dluzewski.

The show uniquely takes the audience on a journey through the major cornerstones in its history – from the 1950’s, when the first legends of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era took the daring first steps into a new area of music, through to the most creative and inspirational modern guitar heroes of today.

This provides a rich and diverse experience by producing many different genres of music and showcasing a great deal of variety, sounds and styles.

Compounded in a creative and powerful experience this show not only appeals to all those budding guitar heroes out there, but to music lovers of all ages.

Scott Gorham Signing

On Saturday 27th at 13.00 Black Star Riders / Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham will be signing on the Marshall Amplification stand.

Scott Gorham is an American guitarist and songwriter who rose to international recognition as one of the twin lead guitarists of the Irish rock band, Thin Lizzy. Although not a founding member of Thin Lizzy, he served a continuous membership after passing an audition in 1974, joining the band at a time when the band’s future was in doubt after the departures of original guitarist Eric Bell and his brief replacement Gary Moore. Gorham remained with Thin Lizzy until the band’s breakup in 1984.

Phil Lynott (left), pictured on stage with Thin Lizzy.

William Scott Gorham was born on St Patrick’s day, 17th March 1951 in Glendale, California. Scott’s musical career started at aged 13 when he played bass guitar in a local surf band. He later took up the guitar and played with various bands throughout his teenage years. Scott’s brother-in-law, Bob Siebenberg, moved to London and eventually joined ‘Supertramp’. With the possibility of also joining the group, Bob suggested Scott come to the UK to audition. This didn’t work out and Scott, now based in London, formed a band called ‘Fastbuck’.

This was Scott’s apprenticeship where he learned about independence and responsibility, but realising the band were not destined for great things, he made an effort to go for an audition at The Iroquo Country Club in London with a moderately successful Thin Lizzy in 1974. Scott went on to perfect the now famous twin-guitar harmony with Lizzy’s other ‘new recruit’, Brian ‘Robbo’ Robertson.

Scott Gorham Recalling those early days, Scott said: “When I came into the band from Los Angeles, Brian Robertson had a very traditional British blues style, and I had a very American way of playing, sounding and thinking, and Phil really liked the idea of melding the two styles. We were never afraid to experiment and try different things, or to do things in different ways. The mantra of the band was that we didn’t want to sound like anybody else.”

Withstanding the various line-up formats through the band’s career, Scott remained with Lizzy until the end in 1983.

After this, Gorham joined ‘Phenomena II’ where he joined forces with Leif Johansen (ex A-Ha) to form ’21 Guns’ releasing their debut album ‘Salute’ in 1992.

During this time, Scott met John Wetton (frontman of ‘Asia’) and was asked to help them record some demos in 1987. Other associations have included time with ‘The Rollins Band’ and ‘Supertramp’.

More recently, together with John Sykes, Tommy Aldridge and Francesco DiCosmo, Scott continues to bring Thin Lizzy to a new generation of fans.


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