Guitar Center: "Legends Collection" Tour

Guitar Center: "Legends Collection" Tour

Walking into any Guitar Center location takes some real willpower. At any given time of day, you�ve got to deal with scraggly-haired pre-teens shredding arpeggios, mashing up their tiny fingers on those minor scales with the store amp turned to 11; grown-ass men doing the same thing; store clerks just working their �day jobs� with no regard as to what pedal it is that you�re looking for. No matter. It�ll all be worth it because Guitar Center is taking its iconic �Legends Collection� on the road for a four-city tour that will be making its first stop in Fountain Valley. The collection showcases three of rock�s most famous guitars: Stevie Ray Vaughan�s �Lenny� Fender Stratocaster plus Eric Clapton�s �Blackie� Fender Stratocaster and Cherry Red Gibson ES-335. (Played from 1973-1985, �Blackie� was used when Clapton laid down hits like �Cocaine,� �Badge� and �Layla.� The guitar was purchased by Guitar Center for more than $2.4 million from the Clapton Crossroads Center charity auction in 2004.) In addition, the exhibit will also feature some of the most sought-after pieces out there including �50s and �60s Strats and Les Pauls, handcrafted archtops, Jazz Basses, P-Basses and more. Enjoy this photo preview of the legendary instruments. "Legends Collection" at Guitar Center, 18361 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, (714) 241-9140; gc.guitarcenter.com. Sat., May 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., May 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.


Walking into any Guitar Center location takes some real willpower. At any given time of day, you�ve got to deal with scraggly-haired pre-teens shredding arpeggios, mashing up their tiny fingers on those minor scales with the store amp turned to 11; grown-ass men doing the same thing; store clerks just working their �day jobs� with no regard as to what pedal it is that you�re looking for. No matter. It�ll all be worth it because Guitar Center is taking its iconic �Legends Collection� on the road for a four-city tour that will be making its first stop in Fountain Valley. The collection showcases three of rock�s most famous guitars: Stevie Ray Vaughan�s �Lenny� Fender Stratocaster plus Eric Clapton�s �Blackie� Fender Stratocaster and Cherry Red Gibson ES-335. (Played from 1973-1985, �Blackie� was used when Clapton laid down hits like �Cocaine,� �Badge� and �Layla.� The guitar was purchased by Guitar Center for more than $2.4 million from the Clapton Crossroads Center charity auction in 2004.) In addition, the exhibit will also feature some of the most sought-after pieces out there including �50s and �60s Strats and Les Pauls, handcrafted archtops, Jazz Basses, P-Basses and more. Enjoy this photo preview of the legendary instruments. "Legends Collection" at Guitar Center, 18361 Euclid St., Fountain Valley, (714) 241-9140; gc.guitarcenter.com. Sat., May 23, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., May 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.
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