Congrats to all who attended
LA Guitar Show

April 22 & 23 2017
Airtel Plaza Hotel at Van Nuys CA Airport

Prize Winners Saturday

Prize Winners Sunday

LA GUITARSHOW ’17 Alphabetical Exhibitors
(subject to revision)

4 Play Guitars
Amplified Parts
Amp Shop/Bass Exchange
Asken Guitars
Backbone Guitar Products
Batson Guitars
Benson Amps
Blankenship Amps
Boxcar Guitars
Carvin Amplification
Chatsworth Guitars
Colorful Weapon Cables
Danocaster Guitars
Electroplex Amps
Eventide Effects
Falbo Guitars
Fender Guitars/Amps
Fix Pedalboards
Framus Guitars
Greg Back Guitars
Greg Brandt Guitars
Heritage Guitars
Hughes & Kettner Amps
Hovercraft Amps
Ian Anderson Guitars
J-Dub Guitars
Knaggs Guitars
LA Vintage Gear
Lang Amps
Lapdancer Guitars
Lazy Angels/Fish Guitars
Lipe Guitars
Lizard Spit
LsL Instruments
MacPherson Guitars
Mark Kendrick Design
Martin Guitars
Maudal Musical Machines
Metropoulos Amps
Morgan Amps
Mugzey Music
Nace Amps
Optima Strings of Germany
Pigtronix Effects
Pinter Instruments
RedPlate Amps
Ronin Guitars
Sam Ash
Scala Guitars
Singleton Guitars
Solid Cables
Supro Guitars, Effects, Amps
Surreal Amplification
T's Guitars
Tagima USA
Viper Guitars
Vemuram Effects
Xotic Guitars & Effects
Westwood Music
Wylde Audio
-More to come-

Asken Guitars
LsL Instruments
Lipe Guitars
Xotic Guitars
more prizes - t.b.a.

FREE S.I.T. Strings and V-Pics ‘till we run out

*****Be aware of Hotel Booking and Reservation Scams!*****
Make sure you communicate with the Airtel Plaza directly
Reservations: 800.224.7835

This show dedicated to the memory of Allan Holdsworth


A brief history of Diving Duck Production’s

LA Guitar Show In 1983 in Los Angeles, The LA Guitar Show established the formula for all consumer music expos that followed. It brought together for the first time vintage, custom, large and small manufacturers of guitars, amps and other music related products and educators. The show’s creator and producer, Loni Specter, oversaw all aspects of the show including venue selection, exhibitor sales and relations, advertising and PR as well as booking and scheduling all live performances and personal appearances.

Artists gracing the show’s stages include such luminaries as; Allan Holdsworth, Joe Walsh, Neal Schon, Billy Sheehan, Paul Gilbert, Jeff Berlin, Frank Gambale, Yngwie Malmsteen, Strunz & Farrah, Seymour Duncan, Jaco Pastorious, James Burton, Warrant, Michael Angelo, Marty Friedman & Jason Becker, Mitch Perry, Grant Geissman, T. Lavitz, Coco Montoya, Larry Carlton, Stephen Paul, Rick Turner, Rik Emmett, Emmett Chapman, Greg Wright, Jim Lauderdale, David Becker Tribune, G.I.T. staff, Jeff Richmond, Scotty Anderson and many others.

Thousands of dollars in equipment and accessories were given away at the shows' exciting onstage "Prize Drawings" and exhibitors included; (in random order) Aria, Laney, Mesa Boogie, ART, Yamaha, Guild, Heritage, Gibson, Groove Tubes, Carvin, Fender, Ibanez, G&L, SWR, Marshall, Martin, Ernie Ball, B.C. Rich, Rockman, Hughes & Kettner, VHT, Seymour Duncan, ESP, Jackson/Charvel, Schecter, Rivera, E-Bow, Norman’s Rare Guitars, Robin, Mark Lacey, Schon, L.R. Baggs, Bill Lawrence, Rickenbacker, Randall, Dean Markley, Valley Arts, THD, Ovation, Fostex, Trace Elliot, Peavey Vinci Strings and dozens more.

Media and school participation included show programs by Music Connection and BAM, exhibits from Guitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Rock City News, Song Writers Workshop, GIT and Dick Grove School as well as remote radio broadcasts and sponsorships by KMET, KNAC, and Cable TV spots featuring Yngwie Malmsteen and Teri Nunn of Berlin.

Another special event staged by Specter, garnering national media coverage in 1988 was the "First Ever Rock Seance" which was held under the stars in the courtyard of Ren-Mar Studios Hollywood, the location for that year’s guitar show. The Los Angeles Times listed the event as one of the 10 most unusual happenings for that year and was covered by FOX TV and local TV as well as being featured in Business Week magazine.

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