Abalone Vintage Guitars History & Scrap Book

Abalone Vintage Guitars | Columbia, South Carolina

1989-2001 (The retail years.)

When Where Why
1988 Greenstreets Hanging with Eric Johnson and a 1965 Lake Placid Blue Stratocaster guitar.
1989 First showroom

Gear. (Really just an office.)

1990 USC Hanging with Bruce Kulick of KISS and some single cutaway Gibson Melody Maker guitars.
1990 Houston, TX Hanging with Doug Pinnick of King's X in Houston.
1991 Second showroom

Gear!

1992 Atlanta, GA Mike Ness of Social Distortion with some classic Fender brown & blackface guitar amplifiers.
1993 Third showroom Electric guitars.
1993 Third showroom

Acoustic guitars.

1993 USC Hanging with Phil Keaggy at the Carolina Coliseum in Columbia South Carolina.
1993 Germany Lost in Germany.
1994 Fourth showroom

Store construction. - Lending a hand.

1994 Fourth showroom Repair shop.
1994 Zion Guitars

Helping out on the Zion Ty Tabor prototype guitar.

1994 The store

Checking out  Guild BHM Brian May Signature serial # 0002.

1994 The store The repair facilities.
1995 Philly, PA Purchasing Gary Moore's 1958 Les Paul Standard "Burst."
1995 Athens, GA Hanging at REM's place with Microwave In Athens Georgia.
1995 The store Legendary surf guitarist Dick Dale hangs out at the shop.
1995 England

Hard Rock Cafe' - Checking out Denmark St., Hyde Park, & other landmarks around London.

1996 The store Killer new guitars.
1996 The store More killer new guitars.
1996 The store Celebrity guitars. KISS, Gary Moore, Phil Keaggy, Hank Garland, Ty Tabor of King's X.
1996 The store Cool Amps!
1996 The store Drum department.
1996 Atlanta, GA Hanging with William Chapman, tech for Hootie & the Blowfish.
1997 The store Vintage keyboards.
1997 The store Vintage guitar effects.
1997 The Townhouse Hanging out with Hank Garland & Tal Farlow in Tal's Hotel room.
1997 England Music Ground.....Voxy Lady!
1998 The store Brighton takes inventory.
1998 The store Bevy of PRS Guitars.
1998 Nashville, TN Nashville Guitar Show booth display.
1999 The store Kramer Guitars by the dozen.
1999 Chicago Geetar Bob's birthday!
1999 The store Bevy of Gibson Les Pauls.
1999 Dallas, TX Dallas Guitar Show booth display.
1999 Appalachians Good wood hunting.
1999 The store Unique display cases.
2000 Kalamazoo, MI Heritage Guitars factory tour w/ Mark Huizenga
2000 The store

Abalone receives RIAA Award fro Steve Taylor.

2000 The store The shop studio.
2000 The store The computer age takes over.
Misc. The store Store Display collection!
Misc. The store Vintage tubes galore!

 

 

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