October 22, 2008

Brian Kingston chose to present the more electric end of his offerings at the show, including these three semi-hollow
beauties, all of which sounded wonderful and played like the proverbial “butter.”

Linda Manzer’s client list includes names such as Metheny and Santana. Featured at the show was her collaboration
with Tom Ribbecke, a 17" archtop appropriately named the Duet (center).

A selection of guitars from German luthier Stefan Hahl. On the far left is the Signature electric archtop he built especially
for Gypsy-jazz maestro Bireli Lagrene.

An assortment of Jean-Charles Dugain’s custom picks handcrafted from a variety of materials including exotic woods.

On display at the Maurice DuPont table were recreations of the 12-watt Stimer Model M12 amplifier and an early Stimer
magnetic pickup. Both were designed to replicate the “French jazz sound of the ’50s.”

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