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    Default What's up with these at GC Hollywood?

    I found this old picture this weekend. This was in the entrance in front of the Guitar Center in Hollywood FOURTEEN years ago -- March 2000.



    Being young and dumb, I thought that was the real Bee (this was four years before the Dime incident). Obviously, it's not.

    Does anyone know what the deal is with these guitars? Are they still there?

    Johnny? Jimi? Anyone?!

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    A few of those guitars are still there along with some new Wolfgangs, Ed's 2007-2008 pedalboard and a Fender Frankie replica. Not sure on the story about the bee replica though. Could it be one of the ones Jackson was selling that pissed Eddie off?

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    I bought an EBMM EVH there in 1996 and most of that shrine was there then. I have a photo somewhere of me standing in front of a whole wall of EBMM EVHs there. Now they have a Rush shrine right next to the VH one.

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    Isn't Al's Fair Warning kit in the front window too???
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    I believe they are all still there except for the RBW Kramer Baretta.

    That's now in a rotating display case at GC in NYC - i have a photo of the back of the guitar and am trying to find it,

    Here's some video i shot of that guitar back in 2009 when it was still at GC in Hollywood.

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    Eddie had at least a couple B/Y striped guitars. If you watch the Entertainment Tonight thing from the early 80's with Ed and Val, you can see Ed playing a Bee, but it's not "The Bee".
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    My friend sent me these, this is it now in NYC.





    Quote Originally Posted by johnnybeane View Post
    I believe they are all still there except for the RBW Kramer Baretta.

    That's now in a rotating display case at GC in NYC - i have a photo of the back of the guitar and am trying to find it,

    Here's some video i shot of that guitar back in 2009 when it was still at GC in Hollywood.

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    Beyond cool !!!
    Thanks for that
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    Cool pic Kev! I have a picture of the VH display at that same Hollywood Guitar Center that he took while on tour in 2011 and it did have Al's 'Fair Warning' kit in it. I'll post it when I have a moment, but it is on my Facebook page somewhere.

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    Here is the picture I mentioned of my buddy and brilliant guitarist and singer-songwriter Ryan Waters in front of Guitar Center in West Hollywood in 2011...You can see they re-arranged most of the same items in the display from the picture that Kevin posted and obviosuly the Fair Warning kit ir prominent:

    Last edited by garbeaj; 04.21.14 at 01:39 PM.

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    That's a great photo , garbeaj !
    Awesome to have been there with your buddy . That collection looks insane - even from behind the glass ... Haha .

    Thanks for sharing
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    What up with the b/w Franky? No floyd. Its the VH I album version. And it looks pretty accurate. Do they display replicas or only Ed owned (Alex too) gear?

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    Cool pics!!
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    agree. great pics

 

 

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