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Ray Harrison


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 10:38 am    
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Getting geared up now for the final phase of preparation. Everything is coming together very well.

This year we have a larger number of vendors attending that in the past. At present we have, MSA, Mullen, Sierra, Infinity and GFI for steel guitars and our great Telonics room will always be a meet and greet place.

Looking forward to seeing everyone, please look me up and let's visit..
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ajm


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 11:27 am    
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Official web site?

Location?
Dates?
Times?
Admission cost?
Hotels?
Scheduled performers?

Classes?
Dates?
Times?
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Pete Burak


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 12:34 pm    
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I cannot wait to try out all those Steels at the Vendor booths!
Show details:
https://www.swsteelguitar.com/2018_show.htm
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Fred Justice


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 1:36 pm    
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Ray, Justice Steel Guitars will be there as well, in our normal vending room.
Stop by and play, visit, swap lie's, or what ever. Very Happy
Look forward to seeing you all.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 1:56 pm    
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Infinity? Are they building again?
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Chris Robbins


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 2:41 pm     Justice guitars
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Im glad you spoke up Fred I was about cancel our trip to the show. I cant believe they left you off the list you build guitars that dont take a back seat to nobody and we are looking to forward to spending time you.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 16 Dec 2017 3:15 pm    
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Maybe he meant Justice instead of Infinity?
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Jim McGinnis


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Post  Posted 17 Dec 2017 12:14 pm    
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Is there a shuttle from the airport to the Hotel?
If not, is UBER the way to go? Thanks.
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Chris Robbins


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Post  Posted 17 Dec 2017 12:30 pm     shuttle
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Jim we used supper shuttle last year they get your flight number and are their waiting on you it was like 40 bucks from Gateway to the hotel
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Jim McGinnis


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Post  Posted 18 Dec 2017 7:58 am    
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Thanks Chris
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Ray Harrison


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Post  Posted 18 Dec 2017 4:11 pm    
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I got in too big a rush with my posting about our vendors and omitted to list our own local builders; Justice Steel Guitars and Desert Rose, who will also be attending..

Please accept my apologies for this grave transgression.

Finally, my first mistake...
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Joe Naylor


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Avondale, Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 21 Dec 2017 12:29 pm     Steelseat will be there
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Steelseats will have a couple tables in the show room

See ya there

Joe Naylor
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 21 Dec 2017 12:34 pm    
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Ray Harrison wrote:

Finally, my first mistake...


We were all wondering if we would live long enough to see that... Wink
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David Rupert


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Mesa, Arizona (via Mahopac, NY & Missouri).
Post  Posted 24 Dec 2017 7:43 pm     Same place as 2017?
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The website states, it will be at the same venue, as last year?

I hope that isn't true!
Sad
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Fred Justice


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Post  Posted 24 Dec 2017 8:41 pm     True
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Very True
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Garry Vanderlinde


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Post  Posted 25 Dec 2017 6:09 pm     Re: Same place as 2017?
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David Rupert wrote:
The website states, it will be at the same venue, as last year?

I hope that isn't true!
Sad


What happened last year? I heard some feathers got ruffled Neutral
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David Rupert


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Post  Posted 25 Dec 2017 7:11 pm     Re: Same place as 2017?
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Garry Vanderlinde wrote:
David Rupert wrote:
The website states, it will be at the same venue, as last year?

I hope that isn't true!
Sad


What happened last year? I heard some feathers got ruffled Neutral

It's a terrible place for a show, unless they changed things.

It was like spinal tap (backstage scene), getting to the room where the music was. Everyone was complaining about it.


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Earnest Bovine


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Post  Posted 25 Dec 2017 8:28 pm     Re: Same place as 2017?
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David Rupert wrote:
It was like spinal tap (backstage scene), getting to the room where the music was. Everyone was complaining about it.

Maybe I was too sober, but I didn't have any trouble finding the music, or anything else. And I didn't hear anybody complaining about it either.
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David Rupert


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Mesa, Arizona (via Mahopac, NY & Missouri).
Post  Posted 25 Dec 2017 8:57 pm     Re: Same place as 2017?
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Earnest Bovine wrote:
David Rupert wrote:
It was like spinal tap (backstage scene), getting to the room where the music was. Everyone was complaining about it.

Maybe I was too sober, but I didn't have any trouble finding the music, or anything else. And I didn't hear anybody complaining about it either.


Maybe I was there at an odd time??

It was a different scene, than any previous SWSGA show. It's most likely been rectified. I was sober too, Ernest.


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Skip Edwards


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Post  Posted 25 Dec 2017 8:58 pm    
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Last year, due to a mix-up, we had to shuttle between the main room and a bar/club type room for the evening shows. The bar room was downstairs and a little out of the way, but it was actually pretty cool. Since it was like a club, everybody kinda felt right at home.
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Ray Jenkins


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Gold Canyon Az. U.S.A.
Post  Posted 26 Dec 2017 8:13 am    
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Thank you Skip! If no one can explain it any better than you. Looking forward to seein you next month. It has been rectified and everything will run smoothly.
Look forward to seeing everyone.
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Dick Hitchcock


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Wayne, Nebraska
Post  Posted 26 Dec 2017 8:38 am    
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Looking forward to it Ray....See you all in a couple of weeks!
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David Rupert


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Mesa, Arizona (via Mahopac, NY & Missouri).
Post  Posted 26 Dec 2017 8:58 am     Swsga
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Ray Jenkins wrote:
Thank you Skip! If no one can explain it any better than you. Looking forward to seein you next month. It has been rectified and everything will run smoothly.
Look forward to seeing everyone.

I'm not at all upset with SWSGA, it's the hotel that myself & others were not happy with. From what I've heard, there was a scheduling conflict. The hotel accommodated the other party, inside of SWSGA, who had the hotel booked for much longer than them. Not fair to SWSGA, its members, or the people attending this great show that happens only once a year. I look forward to this every year...as many others do too. I'm sure it's been recifified, & will be smooth sailing this year.
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Ray Jenkins


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Post  Posted 28 Dec 2017 7:11 pm    
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David we look forward to seeing you this coming year. Everything has been worked out for this show to run smoothly. The hotel has worked with us very closely to insure another great SWSGA show.
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David Rupert


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Post  Posted 28 Dec 2017 9:03 pm     Thank you
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Ray Jenkins wrote:
David we look forward to seeing you this coming year. Everything has been worked out for this show to run smoothly. The hotel has worked with us very closely to insure another great SWSGA show.

Thanks very much, Ray!

It's such an awesome show, I would hate to miss it. See you there.
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