Vintage Tours: Fort Worth

VINTAGE TOURS: THE AMIGOS INTERNATIONAL GUITAR ROUND-UP

Saddle up. The boys are back in town. 

They never expected to see our faces ‘round these parts again, not after what we did in Dallas, and again in San Antonio. But you can’t keep axe-slingers like us away from a good day in the Texas sun. Not when it’s time for the “world’s largest consumer guitar event.” Not when it’s Amigos International. We could smell a Texas-sized standoff coming, and when we finally set our boots down in the home of the world’s largest honky-tonk, Fort Worth, Texas, we readied ourselves for a fight.

If cowboys drove a car instead of cattle, what would it be? A six-by-six Ford F-450 King Ranch with a 21,000-pound towing capacity. Not a 2017 Jeep Wrangler with a leaky tire and a smiley face cover on the spare, but it’s not the horse that makes the man (and they were out of those King Ranches), so we dropped the top and made due, riding into town like dust on the wind.

Fort Worth in early October is like Chicago in late August: hot, sticky, and covered in bugs. Specifically, crickets. Crickets everywhere. So when we arrived we treaded lightly–and carefully–to the Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium, a beautiful, Art Deco masterpiece in downtown Fort Worth where the AC was cranking at a Texas ten, circulating the smells of nearby BBQ and horse racing competitions, and the vintage vibes were a-’bratin’.

Image of a Musicvox Space Ranger bass guitar
image of an Aquaburst Gibson Flying V
image of a Gibson Les Paul Custom that is all maple

We set about commencing to our old tricks, picking up 54 prime pieces like a Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe, A glorious, golden ‘56 ES-295, stately ‘61 Byrdland, a sexy 1960 Strat, and a Cherry 1967 SG Standard, among such a number of notable nabs that a few outlaws from out east seemed keen on a showdown.

Just like Texas, New York City has a big reputation, but the Big Apple can’t beat the City of Big Shoulders, so when our East Coast compadres decided that they wanted to settle things with a few games of pool, we happily obliged. The quick-draw duel became quick work, as we ran the table on NYC for two consecutive nights before retiring to our hotel for a different kind of pool.

It wasn’t until after a few kidney-shaped laps at the hotel pool that we realized maybe we weren’t the cowboys we thought we were. Maybe we couldn’t smell a standoff. Maybe it was just a lot of good grub at Righteous Foods, a lot of good hangs with great dealers and old friends, a lot of great scores with fantastic fellow collectors, and just a little bit of heatstroke.

Maybe they gave us that Jeep Wrangler for a reason. And maybe, just maybe, we’ll be welcomed back next year, our trigger fingers itchier than ever. 

SHOP VINTAGE GUITARS

Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967
Guild Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967

Guild Starfire V Cherry 1967

$3,395.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978

Gibson ES-175CC Sunburst 1978

$4,295.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947

Gibson Super 400 Natural 1947

$7,995.00
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959
Danelectro Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Danelectro Companion Natural 1959

Danelectro Companion Natural 1959

$1,550.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963

Gibson Firebird V Sunburst 1963

$16,995.00
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963
Supro Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Supro Resoglass Red 1963

Supro Resoglass Red 1963

$1,195.00
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s
Kay Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Kay Archtop Natural 1950s

Kay Archtop Natural 1950s

$795.00
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967
Epiphone Electric Guitars / Solid Body Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967

Epiphone Olympic Special Sunburst 1967

$1,095.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954
Gibson Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954

Gibson ES-175 Sunburst 1954

$5,495.00
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s
Airline Electric Guitars / Hollow Body Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s

Airline Barney Kessel Swingmaster Natural 1960s

$1,995.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972
Gibson Electric Guitars / Semi-Hollow Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972

Gibson ES-325TD Cherry 1972

$3,195.00
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973
Gibson Electric Guitars / Solid Body Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973

Gibson Les Paul Standard Sunburst 1973

$3,595.00

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