Originally created 02/13/98

Augusta guitar sale to bring 25 to 30 exhibitors to the area



If it has strings and it makes noise, chances are it will be for sale Saturday and Sunday at the Augusta Guitar Show and Sale at the Augusta National Guard Armory, next to Lake Olmstead Stadium.

"Any kind of guitar you can imagine will be there," said event promoter Larry Steverson, who has organized gun and knife shows in the area but never a guitar show. "It's something brand new for Augusta."

Between 25 and 30 exhibitors will be selling, trading and buying new, used, vintage and collectible guitars.

Shoppers can browse through a selection ranging from $100 starter guitars to rare collectibles costing $10,000, Mr. Steverson said.

"Anybody that's into guitars can easily be overwhelmed. When you walk in, you literally see thousands of guitars," he said.

Violins, banjos, mandolins and other stringed instruments will also be available, along with music-related gear, including amplifiers, audio-effect pedals, instruction books and concert videos.

"It's like going to 25 music stores all in one building," Mr. Steverson said.

Admission is $6, but people who bring instruments to trade get $1 off at the door.

Mr. Steverson expects the event to attract more than 2,000 people.

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What: The Augusta Guitar Show and Sale

When:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday

Where: The Augusta National Guard Armory

How much: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and younger

Phone: Call 592-4347