Taking place at Bingley Hall in Birmingham on February 24-25, the event also promises some fantastic freebies for early birds on Saturday 24.
The first day of the show will open at 9:42am precisely (an appropriate time, as keen six-stringers will doubtless recognise) and, thanks to the sponsorship of Ernie Ball’s Super Slinky strings, the first nine visitors through the doors will receive an Ernie Ball t-shirt and set of electric guitar strings (in their choice of gauge – not necessarily 9-42), while the next 42 will grab a set of strings.
On the exhibition floor, among the most exciting developments for 2018 will be the presence of the European Guitar Builders Association (EGB). The alliance of some of the finest independent luthiers across the continent will be showing some incredible one-off and bespoke instruments; a rare chance to see and try an array of super high-end guitars under one roof.
The well-received Acoustic Hall returns again in 2018, to allow visitors to go unplugged away from the (occasionally) rather noisier main hall.
And the show will also host some of the best guitar-player friendly music production gear in the Technology Hall. From mics and preamps to software and speakers, everything visitors need to create polished, release-ready music will be on display from some of the industry’s biggest brands.
As ever, the Guitar Show’s main exhibition area is set to showcase a wealth of great electric guitars, basses, amplification and effects from all over the world (see current exhibitor list below). And with the involvement of retail partners PMT and Fairdeal Music will be available exclusively at the show.
Tickets for The Guitar Show are priced at £12.50 (£6 Under 16s) in advance and £15 (£10 Under 16s) on the door and available from www.theguitarshow.co.uk