Guitar Adventures

Guitar Adventures is a collection of vintage guitar related adventures I went on through my life, from visiting the Fender Guitar Factory, through to vintage guitar gatherings between collectors in my back yard. It is a look back at some amazing guitars

Norman's Rare Guitars

Norman’s Rare Guitars

On one of my treks to the USA in the early 1980s chasing more vintage guitars, I finally got the famous Norman’s Rare Guitars, but to be honest it was not the vintage guitar wonderland I was expecting.

Frank Lucido Photoshoot

Frank Lucido Photoshoot

I happened to be in L.A. shortly after Frank Lucido moved his California Guitar from Santa Barbara to the Valley, and when I visited he was in the middle of a photoshoot for two unique Fender guitars.

Woodchip Vintage Guitars

Woodchip Vintage Guitars

There were many occasions when myself and a bunch of other collectors would have get togethers to, often at my place, to look at the vintage guitars we had collected.

California Guitar

California Guitar

California Guitar was owned by Frank Lucido, and this Santa Barbara based store was on my wish list for some time. I could not believe it as I finally entered this vintage guitar heaven.

Fender Factory Tour

1981 Fender Factory Tour

This was still the CBS Musical Instruments era, as indicated by the signage on the building. A few years later in 1985, CBS sold Fender for US$12.5.

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