In Pictures: The SoCal World Guitar Show

The SoCal World Guitar Show in Orange County in January exhibited some incredible vintage six-string eye candy, and none other than Joe Bonamassa was even showing off a few choice blonde Gibsons.

Costa Mesa Show Switchmaster and Firebird

A 1959/’60 Gibson Switchmaster (left) and ’65 Firebird III (right) illustrating the breadth of the company’s output during its Golden Era. All images: Eleanor Jane

Winter NAMM might be the biggest, but it certainly isn’t the only guitar show in town in Southern California in late January. The SoCal World Guitar Show takes place in Orange County and attracts vintage-guitar dealers and enthusiasts from around the globe – not least a certain blues guitarist named Bonamassa, who this year was exhibiting a fine selection of blonde Gibson’s. Here are some of our highlights from the show…

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