North East Guitar Show to take place at Rainton Meadows Aren

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The North East Guitar Show will strike a chord at Rainton Meadows Arena this weekend.

The show, which gives visitors the chance to buy, sell and trade new, vintage and second hand guitars, amps, effects and accessories, is at the venue from 10am to 4pm on Sunday.

More than 100 guitar specialists will be at the show, which features bargains and special show deals, as well as free appraisals of instruments and amps.

Many major retailers and distributors will be attending, as well as a host of second-hand and vintage dealers, parts suppliers and luthiers (string instrument specialists). There will be live music, workshops and demos all day, including a performance from Jimi Savage with friends, demonstrating versions of rock classics by Satriani, Vai and Malmsteen.

Local guitarist/songwriter Jonny Boyle is back with The Radio Band while Gavin Coulson will be putting Fret-King Guitars and Hughes & Amps through their paces. 

For the acoustic contingent, Auden Guitars is hosting an acoustic showdown between progressive live looping specialist Matt Stevens and innovative young fingerpicker, Scott Booth.

•Admission to the event is £6 on the door. For more information Tel. 01925 813185 or visit www.guitarshows.co.uk.