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    Little Guitar Shop on the Mountain - a Visit to D'Angelico Guitars

    By Russ Loeffler |

     Little Guitar Shop on the Mountain - a Visit to D'Angelico Guitars

    Aspen high! Who needs legalized drugs with all these guitars?

     

     

    by Russ Loeffler

     

     

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    D’Angelico – Aspen Style

     

    When I travel to Colorado for the Guitar Town Festival at Copper Mountain, I always add a day or two of site seeing to places like Boulder, Vail, Estes Park, and Aspen.  This year, I found something new in Aspen, a D’Angelico guitar shop.  The shop has been open for less than a year, but it has the look of a well established gallery.  

     

    The shop has the largest display of D’Angelico guitars in the world.  They have everything from mid- priced acoustic guitars to New York master built archtops, as well as guitars with custom artwork.  The layout is an impressive mix of a comfortable lounge and an art gallery.  They have some high-quality Vox and Two-Rock amps to demo the electric guitars.  The shop offers shipping and they will match prices.  The staff is knowledgeable and very friendly.  

     

    Following are photos that I took during my visit.  

     

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    Fortunately, the orientation of the shop is such that these beauties aren't getting hit by the sun! 

     

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     A veritable rainbow of semi-hollows adorn the jam space lounge.

     

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     OK... I guess drummers are allowed.

     

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    The classic single horn electric, in all their glory. 

     

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     The wall where acoustic meets electric.

     

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     Made to play acoustics.

     

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    D'Angelico's Grateful Dead Series 

     

    It's nice to know that Aspen caters to everyone... even high-end guitar afficianados!

     

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    Russ Loeffler is a contributing editor to Harmony Central who covers trade shows and live events when he is not fine-tuning his guitar chops. He is also a  gear head with a passion for good music, great tones, and music that is much easier to listen to than it is to play.

     

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