Oregon Guitar Expo, Oct. 23rd, 2016

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Oregon Guitar Expo, Oct. 23rd, 2016

Postby Jason Rodgers » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:17 am

If you're in the Portland area, come on down to the Oregon Guitar Expo today. It's mainly a vintage and collector show, but I'll have a table with a few of my guitars and pickup winder on display.

http://www.oregonguitarexpo.com/
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Re: Oregon Guitar Expo, Oct. 23rd, 2016

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Oct 25, 2016 11:40 pm

How did your expo go? Successful or not?
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Re: Oregon Guitar Expo, Oct. 23rd, 2016

Postby Jason Rodgers » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:50 am

Thanks for checking in, Gordon. This was a good show for me, and just what I needed. Lots of good conversations with show-goers, spreading the multi-scale gospel, and I may have a commission on the way and a followup sale.

This is a fairly new show that happens twice a year in the Portland metro area, on the east side in the fall and the west side in the spring. The event organizer bills it mainly as a vintage show, mostly electrics, even advertising in Vintage Guitar Magazine, but he tells me that he'd like to expand the lineup of exhibitors to include more luthiers. Aside from guitars, there were two amp builders and two pedal builders, so you could shop for your whole signal chain!

I'll be grabbing a table again in May, just after the Portland Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit at the end of April, giving me three shows per year to choose from.
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Re: Oregon Guitar Expo, Oct. 23rd, 2016

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:14 pm

Nice! Did you have a few guitars to take and put on display?
You said multi-scale gospel. Are you strictly a bass builder?

Hopefully the prospective buyers will come through for you.
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Re: Oregon Guitar Expo, Oct. 23rd, 2016

Postby Jason Rodgers » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:40 pm

Yes, I brought three guitars: two 6-strings and a 7. Commission (if it happens) would be for a 7-er, and the sale (sigh, if it happens) is a completed 6. I built a bass, and will build more, but I'm focusing on guitars - 6-, 7-, and 8-string - all with multi-scale arrangements.
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