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2014 Central Coast Guitar and Drum Show Cancelled
Unfortunately, I had to decide to pull the plug on the 2014 Central Coast Guitar and Drum Show. Early indications were that exhibitor/vendor support would not have been sufficient for a successful show. Apologies to the Alex Madonna Expo Center for the cancellation and thanks to Howard at the Drum Circuit for being willing to help me put together the drum aspect of the 2014 show.

Thanks to everyone who attended and helped me put on the shows in 2012 & 2013. Thanks to the loyal and supportive exhibitors/vendors who had booths at the 2012 and 2013 shows. You were there for me and I'll always appreciate you all and wish you the best.

And special thanks to the great show sponsors: New Times, Santa Maria Sun, El Dorado Broadcasters, KSBY TV, Community VW, Santa Maria Inn, Xombiewoof, and Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors and Convention Bureau. I couldn't have done the shows without you!

I'll have good memories of the shows and the people I worked with and met. I'll be shifting to/continuing other projects, mostly live music with Unfinished Business and my new power trio Triple Down Theory. And, oh yeah,  being a Grandpa! Best wishes to you all and hope to see you out there playing live music!

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2013 Central Coast Guitar Show
News

2013 CCGS Guitar Giveaway Winner


Kevin Beauchamp of Nipomo

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2013 CCGS Guitar Giveaway Winner
sponsored by



Roy Moran of Guadalupe (left) receives new Dean Vendetta guitar
from CCGS promoter Ed Miller.
This giveaway was to one lucky winner who liked CCGS on Facebook.
Thanks to Xombiewoof for sponsoring!

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Media Coverage of the 2013 CCGS

Front Page Article 
Santa Maria Times, Sunday April 7
Click here

KCOY TV Morning Show
Friday, April 5
Click here and enter “Central Coast Guitar Show” in lower search box to bring up video

KCOY TV Evening News 
Saturday April 6 
Click here

Xombiewoof Music and Entertainment Magazine Article
Click here 
 

Feature Article on CCGS in The Sun
"Guitar Lovers Unite"
by Joe Payne
Click here

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2013 CCGS Photos
(taken by Karen Witt and Ed Miller)



     

    

   

   

        
       

     

     

       

     

   

      



2013 CCGS JAM

   

   

 

     

 

     

     

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New CCGS Exhibitors
     

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2013 CCGS Guitar Giveaway

A new Fender Squire Affinity series Telecaster was given away (see photo of winner above) 

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New Sponsor www.xombiewoof.com
Xombiewoof sponsored a guitar that was given away in support of the show too (see photo above), won 
by liking Central Coast Guitar Show on Facebook


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CCGS admission tickets given away on these sponsor radio stations:


  

CCGS admission tickets also given away on these Fresno radio stations:

CCGS admission tickets also given away on these Bakersfield radio stations:

  

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Central Coast NBC affiliate KSBY TV on board as media sponsor
Click here to see CCGA ad being shown on KSBY

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See our ad in the March 2013 and May 2013 issues of Vintage Guitar magazine?
Check out page 110                                  Check out page 84    
 
  

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       CCGS central to all of California and then some!           

  • 65 miles ( 75 minutes) from Santa Barbara

  • 91 miles ( 100 minutes) from Ventura

  • 130 miles ( 2.5 hours) from Bakersfield

  • 160 miles ( 3 hours) from Los Angeles

  • 171 miles ( 3 hours) from Fresno

  • 175 miles ( 3 hours) from Monterey

  • 195 miles (3.5 hours) from Anaheim

  • 264 miles ( 4.5 hours) from San Francisco

  • 283 miles ( 5 hours) from San Diego

  • 326 miles ( 5.25 hours) from Sacramento

  • 400 miles ( 6.7 hours) from Las Vegas, Nevada

  • 532 miles ( 8.5 hours) from Phoenix, Arizona     


           

                                                               

                          
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                                 2014 Sponsors

   
    The New Times, San Luis Obispo                      The Santa Maria Sun

                                 

             

                    

                        

                                

 

                                                  

 

                                                      
                                                              SoundCheck

                 Friendly Links:

                                                 Vintage Guitar Magazine

                                                    Guitar Show Calendar

                                                       Collectors Weekly

                                          San Luis Obispo Blues Society

                                                    Central Coast Rocks

                                           Santa Barbara Blues Society


                         Bluegrass Music Society Of The Central Coast 

                                     
                           Click here to join CCGS mailing list


                                                       
                                             "Like" CCGS On Facebook
                                                               Click here


2012 Show

- 2012 show had approximately 700 attendees and 30 exhibitors
- approximately 230 2012 show attendees brought in instruments to sell or trade

Winner of the 2012 CCGS Guitar Giveaway!



Zhanna Stinson of Oceano, California, is the winner of the 2012 CCGS Guitar Giveaway. Zhanna and her
husband, James, took their son, Justin, to the show. Justin, 10, has been taking guitar lessons from Glen Rathbone at 
Lightning Joe's Guitar Heaven for more than 3 years. Justin heard about the show while listening to 99.1 The Fox radio station
and talked his parents into taking him. Justin liked the show alot, especially "the amp in the trailer" (the Quilter Amplification booth, 
with the amp demo room in the 1967 Airstream trailer). Justin said will come to the show again next year. 
And, of course, Zhanna has given the new Fender Squire Stratocaster she won to her son, Justin. 
Congratulations to Zhanna and Justin!

  • The Santa Maria Sun did a feature story on the Central Coast Guitar Show the week of the show

  • KSBY TV Channel 6, the local NBC affiliate, did a feature story on the Central Coast Guitar Show the week of the show

  • CCGS guest passes were given away on all of the following El Dorado Broadcasters Central Coast radio stations during the two weeks before the show. 

     99.1 The Fox (classic rock)
    107.3 New Rock
    102.5 Sunny Country
    106.7 El Compa (Spanish speaking)

  • 2012 CCGS Guitar Giveaway!

    A drawing was held at the end of the 2012 Central Coast Guitar Show for a free Fender Squire Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster, candy apple red with lipstick pickups.
    Very cool! See story on winner above. 

 CCGS was advertised in the March & April 2012 issues of Vintage Guitar Magazine (see pages 126 and 84, respectively). The March issue was distributed at the recent World Guitar Show in Costa Mesa and the NAMM Show.

                                                                       


2012 CCGS Media Coverage

                                                                          See CCGS photo in July 2012 issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine, Page 98

Click here for article in the Santa Maria Sun

Click here for article in the Santa Maria Times

Click here for more Santa Maria Times photos

Click here for the feature story on KSBY TV 

Click here for the article in the Adobe Press

  


CCGS 2012 Photos
(photos by Karen Witt and Ed Miller)

 
 
 
 

 

                           


             


             

           
  
         

   

    

   

            
    

2012 CCGS Exhibitor Jam Photos
(Hosted by The Historic Santa Maria Inn, with house band Unfinished Business : Jim Witt on bass and vocals. David Hollister on drums, 
Ben Davis on rhythm guitar and vocals, "Toes" Cuffe on keys, and Ed Miller on lead guitar and vocals)

 



    
Ed                                              Toes                                                Jim   

 
Ben                                                                                     Dave                        

           
Dudley Gimpel, Ernie Ball Company,                        Mark Oberg                   
      with Musicman prototype                                                                     

         
     Rich Severson, Guitar College (third from right)     Zach Wagner, R. Zach Guitars    Alexander (right) sings Beatles' "Drive My Car"