And yes, there are even more guitars...and amps...and pickups. This is how we entertain ourselves in Sweden.
Swedish pickup guru Johan Lundgren's test bed guitar is, by now, a familiar sight at trade shows all over. Try different pickups by just sliding them in and out of the guitar - all connections are made automatically. I don't know how many offers Johan has received for this guitar, but probably too many to remember.
Here you see a sample of all the different pickups you could try at the show.
We all know the looks and quality of Mad Professor pedals, so I thought I would show the somewhat less well-known looks of the Mad Professor himself. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Björn Juhl!
A pair of basses and a pair of guitars from Manne.
Martin Guitars distributor Akustikken displayed a generous amount of guitars. Here we have the entry level series if you want a US-made instrument. I was pleased to see the return of Sigma Guitars, also shown in this booth.
If I had money for an expensive custom made electric bass, Mathisson would be very high on my list. This 4-string with trem was a great-sounding bass, and beautiful too.
I really like the wood inlays in the fretboard.
And the headstock is pretty cool, too.
Moody Effects supplies you with all you need to build an effect or two,,,or ten.
I didn't get to speak to the guys in charge of Nebelung Guitars, but I do think the sort of reverse shape of the guitars to the right looks kind of cool .
There always a number of vintage dealers at the FUZZ Guitar Show. Here you can find almost everything, from the ordinary to some surprisingly odd pieces.
This tweedy beauty is hand built by Mr. Olsson, lovingly and painstakingly, one by one. It's a tweed type design, but with a very definitive twist: it has two channels that you can use at the same time, and mix as you please.
Palmer is best known for the PDI-3 power soak and speaker simulator. Here's their new amp with not less than three (3) power amp sections; you can mix the signal from all three to create some very powerful and meaty tones. It's also not expensive.
The Swedish Palmer rep, Thomas Iderström, in front of the Fat 50 amp. I had the chance to try it out a few months ago, and if I was in the market for a VERY versatile, inexpensive amp built in Germany (with quality to match) than the Fat 50 would be a serious contender.
Apart from the amps, Palmer also has many different switching solutions.
An eye-catching array of gorgeous PRS guitars.
This is the PRS Signature Limited with new pickups and coil switches. Very limited numbers made. Is it expensive? You bet!
PRS SE Angelus. Paul took the Angelus design and decided to make an inexpensive version outside of the US. The result is very interesting!
While I personally don't find PRS amps expensive compared to the competition, I do realize it's a lot of money. So did PRS, and decided to have the SE amp built in Asia at a very competitive price point.
Click here for Part 4 with more gear - Sandberg Guitars, Sanden Guitars, artwork by Tannemyr, True Temperament, TV Jones, VGS, Vox, Warwick, Weber Ramar frames, and Yamaha.