Next weekend sees a big line up of guitar brands at the North West Guitar Show at Haydock Park racecourse in Cheshire.
The show takes place on Sunday 20th May from 10am-4.30pm.
Guitar manufacturers at the show include Patrick Eggle, Sugartone, MD Guitars, Shine and Atlas Guitars are exhibiting along with retailers Dawsons Music, PMT, Rimmers Music, Big Deal Music, H W Audio, Promenade Music, Guitars 4 You, Sound Affects, Heybrook Music, Hobro Music, Symphony Music, Tone World, Gibman Music, Electric Avenue, Simpsons Guitars, Guitar Collective, Fret 21, Quicksilver Music and The Blues Shack.
Gibson Guitars, Peavey, TC Electronics and Roland will present their latest products launched at the NAMM and Frankfurt trade shows.
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John Hornby Skewes will feature Vintage and Fret-King instruments while guitar parts and accessories are available from Jackson International, CH Guitars, North West Guitars, Adrenaline Flight Cases, Timber Tones, Logarhythm, Karltone, Madison & Fifth, Tonetech Luthier Supplies, Stageworksgear, Promote Your Band, Music Track and Rock Biker T-Shirts.
Set-ups will be available on the day by MJB Luthiery.
Boutique amps, effects, speakers and cabinets are represented by Wienbrock Amps, Bose, Twinstomp, Stone Deaf FX, Rothwell Audio, BLS Electronics, Matrix Amplification, Zilla Cabs and Tayden Speakers while custom pickups are available from Bulldog Pickups.
Sandarac, Ash-Mandolins, Swift Acoustics and Sheaf Guitars, among many others, will cater for the acoustic guitar contingent.
There will be bargains and special show deals for visitors plus free appraisals of instruments and amps available.
Scheduled for the live stage this year are the UK's top texas boogie tribute, the ZZ Tops presented by Rothwell Pedals; female fronted classic rock band, Empress, featuring Gavin Coulson; 14 year old blues "sensation", Aaron Keylock with his band; and acoustic player, Chris Woods.