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Behind The Scenes With JKaufman Guitars @ 2014 NY Guitar Show & Exposition

Logo - NY Guitar Expo - 2014

This past weekend I tried my hand at being a bit of a media rep/brand spokesman for my good friend Joe Kaufman who is the main Luthier for “Kaufman Guitars”. He had a table at the NY Guitar Show & Exposition and you can examine that coverage by clicking HERE once you are done with this additional narrative. This post has been compiled to show you the behind the scenes setting up stuff since I thought it would be fun to have for posterity. Check it out.

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This sure would be a drag me around like a walker day if we didn’t stop at Dunkin Donuts to bring a “Box Of Joe” along with us. Of course we mighty have been better off grabbing this closer to the venue but who thinks about things in a sensible fashion at 6:30am when we left. Coffee never tasted so good once we arrived.

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Now it was time to get all of the stuff out of the car and into the booth to assemble for the attendees that passed us by to be wowed.

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The booth is now assembled. Not a bad job right? Some booths set up with the table in the front but Joe wanted to patrons to be able to come into the booth and give a sample to the wares.

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Let’s take a closer look at some of the creations of JKaufman Guitars. Really unique looking and sounding stuff.

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You might not have been able to tell via the above image but look I am 100% official today. Nice looking shirt for sure. I think I will keep it. This is also a great way to show off my Exhibitor badge with you.

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Joe had brought along some vintage effects to sell out from his own personal collection and also for someone who asked if he would help get them to new musical homes. As a drummer, the actual awesomeness about these next few images is lost on me but I wanted to share them with you.

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As we attended to the numerous passerby at the Expo, I ran into some friends of mine and let Joe give them a quick overview of the product line. Hee is Rocky Schiano of Street Sounds NYC. You might recognize his name from those “Gretsch Day” events at his shop. Here’s an example of that event in this bit of coverage from 2011 – Click HERE.

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kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

kaufman guitars, ny guitar show and exposition 2016, kaufman guitars 2016

It was a great day for meeting people and trying to find those musicians who wanted to take home one of Joe’s creations. To see my full observations from the NY Guitar Show & Exposition just click HERE to see the pair of posts that I did on PiercingMetal. Until next time.

Official Website: http://jkaufmanguitars.com/
Official Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/joekaufmanguitars/

Command Z Strikes The Bitter End (7/20/2013)

One of the things I like to do with the personal blog is to periodically showcase some of the talented friends that I have in my circle whether they be music, art or something else. One such project is the band Command Z that features one of my best buddies (and occasional PiercingMetal contributor) Joe Kaufman on lead guitar, Tom Quigley on lead guitar, Larry Corban on bass and Brian McMahon on drums. The band used to feature Trig on drums but he has since left the group. I’m happy to say that I’ve known most of these lads for more than twenty years apiece and a couple of them even longer. Here is their striking logo.

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Behind The Scenes w JKaufman Guitars @ NY Guitar Show and Exposition

My good friend Joe Kaufman is a Luthier and that means he builds guitars. He is also a bit of a technical wizard when it comes to doing repairs on the things and when he locked in a booth at the NY Guitar Show and Exposition that was being held out in Freeport, NY I offered up my time to be an extra pair of hands at the show. That larger report is over on my PiercingMetal.com site and can be observed HERE if you wanted to look. This post is fully focused on our setting up and presenting the booth and Joe’s instruments to the public.

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We didn’t have a proper banner for this show unfortunately as this was a last minute decision for Joe. These events are a lot of work and planning in case you didn’t realize.

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