Last Sunday, October the 23rd Guitar Aid London team visited Kempton Park exhibition hall to check what's going on in the guitar industry. Please check our review below.
The South of England Guitar Show (by the same organizers as Birmingham's Guitar Show in February) was a first time here in South England. We were impressed by the amount of exhibitors and public on the show. It was actually a bit crowdy and packed in some places, which made it difficult to move to other stands. Also the fact the exhibitors had tables, not a proper booths didn't help for testing guitars or amps as the wholeplace became pretty nosiy. The good thing about it was that anything which was on a display was also for sale.
There were a quite few private vintage second hand guitar equipment exhibitors including Derek from Watford Valves. All their collections were really impressive.
It was great to see a few luthiers with their handmade great looking and sounding instruments. It's probably worth mentioning Stone Wolf Guitars, Druzkowski Guitars (both North England), James Collins Guitars from East Sussex, Crimson Guitars from Dorset (with their range of guitar, but also tools and guitar courses), Hathaway Guitars from Teddington with their selection of carbon fibre instruments as well as two Dutch luthiers - Panucci Custom Guitars and DeHaan Guitars. There was probably a few more.