Home of Tone at The Guitar Show 2020!

Home of Tone at The Guitar Show 2020!

I'll be making the short trip over to Birmingham, for the 5th year in a row for The Guitar Show! It's on this Saturday 29th Feb, and Sunday 1st March at New Bingley Hall in Birmingham. I'll be in my usual space (Stand E01 over by the bar near the main entrance to the main hall), and will have all of my brands represented including Millimetric Instruments, Jennings Guitars, McNelly Pickups, Ground Control Audio pedals, Yellowcake Pedals, Mother Mary Co Straps, Diamond Bottlenecks Slides, Gabriel Tenorio String Co, Signature Series wiring harnesses, Dunlop, Elixir, G7th, D&A Stands, MXR Cables, Schaller, Right On Straps and any more I have missed off the top of my head!
I'll also very proudly have for the first time under the Home of Tone banner, Loaded For Bear Audio cables. These are made in the UK, and feature high quality cable and components all beautifully well made and presented. I personally ordered a cable from Jon and we decided to do something together at the show too so I'm really excited to showcase Jon's work and have them available at the show. 

Really looking forward to seeing familiar faces, and meeting new ones too. I hope to see you there!

James
27 February, 2020 by James P Gascoigne
The Guitar Show 2020 Charity Raffle Guitar final reveal!

The Guitar Show 2020 Charity Raffle Guitar final reveal!

Well, you've waiting patiently enough. Seeing as it's sounding, playing and looking great, it's time to reveal what it all looks like and the work that Jason at The Guitar Show, Rob Williams Guitars, Oil City Pickups, Grainger Guitars, Crimson Guitars, Williams Guitars have all put into this instrument which I'm sure will help raise a great amount for the Prostate Cancer charity chosen for the raffle. I do believe that the lucky winner will also receive an amp courtesy of Laney Amplification too, pretty cool indeed! For more information on all of this, do please check out The Guitar Show's social media  and get yourself to the show, enter the raffle and perhaps wind up walking away after winning this cool build! Thanks to Jason for letting me be a small part of it, been good fun seeing it come together first hand and really looking forward to it being taken home by the lucky winner. 
Anyway, onto the final photos! Enjoy
The Guitar Show 2020 Charity Raffle Guitar Part II

The Guitar Show 2020 Charity Raffle Guitar Part II

Follow on from part 1, it was time to get the freshly assembled guitar set-up! Willams Guitars had made the neck, and had installed a neatly fitted bone nut blank in there ready for slotting. So it was there where I started the set-up work.
The Guitar Show 2020 Charity Raffle Guitar

The Guitar Show 2020 Charity Raffle Guitar

There's often prizes and competitions offered at Guitar Shows, but not many that I can recall to this high standard I must say. For this year's Guitar Show, the organiser had the idea of bringing together a group of UK based guitar makers and brands to build an instrument that would be raffled at the show and go home with a lucky visitor. The specs of the guitar have been chosen by the followers of the Guitar Show's facebook page, so body shape, to colour, to pickup specs and it has resulted in a very high spec guitar indeed! For the final stage of the build, the guitar has made it's way to my office so I thought I'd put together a few blog posts about the build as well as a reminder of what this is all for. Below is the post from Jason (Guitar Show organiser) about what charity the raffle ticket sales will be donated too. Well worth a read, and makes it more special for me to be a part of this great project -