Musik Messe experience
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Westend Guitars in Blog

Back from the first trade show! Westend Guitars had a joint booth with another finnish brand called Kantare Guitars. Since I have no experience from previous music shows I cannot tell anything clever about where the music business is going. That much I can tell that the noise in electric guitar and drum section was terrible.

However, it only makes me more convinced that we have the right concept: Who the h... can play so loud at home? Most of the guitars did not sound much anything until the knobs of the amp were pointing south east. Luckily we were in the same hall with acoustic guitars that enabled us to present our guitars with our new Westend Tube 15 amp. Westend Deluxe Jazz with TV Classic pickups and the amp master volyme at 3-4 produced a sound to die for (without breaking the listeners ears). We also made an great discovery: Esa, the sales manager for Kantare guitars tried out this combination. He did not recognize himself as an electric guitar player but boy, did he produce a great sound with that guitar! He only played with his fingers but the sound was everything I had hoped for and then some. He only proved the old truth that the sound is in the players fingers. Yet, I want to say that the guitar and the amp had something to do with the sound.

Here some pictures on our booth.

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