With over 1,500 exhibitors, Musikmesse, “the world’s most international fair for musical instruments, sheet music, music production and marketing, and . . . the foremost meeting place for the musical-instrument industry for over 25 years,” took place from March 21 to 24 in Frankfurt, Germany.
This year Bigsby Vibratos worked in cooperation with the Warwick and Framus companies and set up shop at their booth. In addition to showcasing the Bigsby vibrato line, product specialist Adam Seutter kept very busy conducting twice-daily installation demonstrations and answering attendee questions.
Guitars that received special Bigsby installations courtesy of Adam included the Framus Panthera and Mayfield models.
For all things Bigsby as well as a post-Messe report and pictures, please visit Bigsby.com.
Other Sights and Sounds at Messe:
Gretsch drummer Mark Schulman participated as part of the Fender Rock Trio along with Greg Koch and Roscoe Beck and gave standing-room-only daily performances on the Agora Stage.
GuitarPoint Vintage Instruments brought along a beautiful 1955 Gretsch Roundup to display at the International Vintage Show. A very nice example to be appreciated by all, not just vintage guitar collectors.
And Gretsch Drums released a new Brushed Brass Snare combining the sound of a brass shell with the look and feel of a hand-finished shell. Due to the hand-brushing process, no two shells are identical.
And Here’s Some Photos of Dinah, Fred, and Friends (Old and New).
Musikmesse 2012 is now in the history books. It was another great trade show for Gretsch Guitars, Drums, and Bigsby Vibratos. We look forward to being back in Frankfurt in 2013.