The LA Guitar Show is back!
April 22 & 23 2017
Airtel Plaza Hotel
at Van Nuys CA Airport

Click here for form to reserve exhibit space

LA GUITAR SHOW ’17 Alpha Exhibitors

4 Play Guitars
American Rock Room
Amplified Parts
Amp Shop/Bass Exchange
Blackwing Amps
Carvin Amplification
Chatsworth Guitars
Colorful Weapon Cables
Danocaster Guitars
Derringer Products
Eisel Amplification
Eventide Effects
Fender Guitars/Amps
Framus Guitars
Henriksen Amplifiers
Heritage Guitars
Hughes & Kettner Amps
Hovercraft Amps
Ian Anderson Guitars
LA Vintage Gear
Lang Amps
Lapdancer Guitars
Lazy Angels/Fish Guitars
LsL Instruments
MacPherson Guitars
Metropoulos Amps
Nace Amps
Boss/Roland
Pinter Instruments
RedPlate Amps
Ronin Guitars
RYRA
Sam Ash
Solid Cables
Supro Guitars, Effects, Amps
Surreal Amplification
Swiss Picks
Synergy Amps
Tagima USA
Tone-Guard
Two-Rock Amps
V-Picks
Vemuram Effects
Xotic Guitars & Effects
-More to come-

WIN GUITARS FROM;
Heritage 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

A brief history of Diving Duck Production’s
LA GUITAR SHOWS and LA MUSIC EQUIPMENT EXPOS


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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