Gotta love Normans Rare Guitars

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  1. Midgetje94

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    May be a rewatch video to some of y’all. A lot of great players playing some amazing guitars. But what gets me is the true joy many of these guys show. The way their faces just light up. When’s the last time they smiled at their wife like that?

    Im kidding. But it’s like a boy and his dog. There’s just something magical about that connection
     
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    Some people say Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth. I gotta go with Norm's, though.

    So, so many guitars. I wanna live there.

    - D
     
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    there and Casino Guitars is on my list if I’m ever in the area I’ll make a special trip.

    places like that intimidate me lol. My budget is mim fenders and mid level epiphones and slowly upgrade nicer parts. We have a somewhat local shop the Guitar Sanctuary. A guitar hero of mine supposedly lives in the city and is there often. But I’m afraid to play anything lol. All custom shop guitars. Mesa amps. A lot of suhr guitars. More like a museum to me. Lol. Look, admire, enjoy, but don’t you touch a damn thing
     
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    Just watched the video - I'm pretty sure I was there when that Josh Smith bit was taped. That was the day I got my Tele.

    What a day. Mark Agnesi kept bringing me guitars to try, and it came down to either the Tele or a '60 LP Special DC. Tough choice, but I took the Tele. :)

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    haha that’s really cool. I need to go. I’ve been to NYC once. It was Fleet Week several years ago. But I need to go just to say ive been lol
     
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    Hey, if you come up gimme a heads up, we'll have a beer or something. I'll take you to all the bad places. :lol:

    - D
     
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    Most definitely
     
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    I thought it was just me...lol

    I've only been playing for less than a couple of years and there's a few music stores near me. As much as I liked to dream about the guitars in the stores, when I was a kid, I almost never go into the store now that I play.
     
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    I went to Dave's in LaCrosse a few weekends ago, and toured his upstairs collection/showcase/museum. It was totally overwhelming. Definitely worth a trip.
     
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    I’ve never been but what I love about the channel is whenever I want to know what a guitar sounds like they most likely have made a GotD of it.
     
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    Ahem, it is in the L.A. area.
     
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    Norm is a bit of a goob. But he is legendary in the vintage guitar business.
     
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    kinda like John (can’t remember his last name) from rig rundown. Very knowledgeable very solid player himself. But definitely a character.
     
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    Call me jealous, but how much do you think the production of videos adds to the price?

    Before you call me names I have a stash of 20+ "50's through '70's nice electrics. Just curious.
     
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    They are but I would rather deal with guys like that instead of the smug dudes at a well known shop near me. At least they're more fun.
     
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    John Bohlinger. He can rip it up on guitar, bass, mando, and other instruments. He's done session work for and toured with some huge names in country and rock, including Joe Walsh. He's also had a really tough road in his personal life. The fact that he remains upbeat is a testament to his strength.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bohlinger_(musician)
     
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    The 'production' really isn't all that. They have a woman named Jen who's got a small digital camera, and I assume she edits the videos as well. It's not like they have some production house making the videos.

    - D
     
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    I’d love to go to Norm’s.
    Someday!
     
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    ...Nothing. They shoot on a iphone with little to no editing. In fact, what they do (along many other retailers with youtube channels) is much more cost effective than traditional media outreach. In retail marketing (for business growth) the technical theory is called "CAC"...customer acquisition cost.
     
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    Thanks to StrangerNY and thejackofhearts, like I say I was just curious. I do enjoy some of the videos I've seen and this is probably because I don't go further, but never see the selling price. I'm 65 and someday I have to look into parting with my collection. The prices I see online always shock me but I know asking and selling prices can be different. I also never felt comfortable going to stores just to try guitars with no intention of buying..
     
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