Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bradley's Guitars


Bradley's Guitars
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The KEXP 22nd Annual Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball was taking place across the street at the Tractor, and I saw a few folks wander over to Bradley's Guitars at 5200 Ballard Ave. to check out some vintage guitars and amps. Hanging in the window were some cool Getsch models.

8 comments:

Bibi said...

My son is into guitars, but he missed this place this summer...did find the one down by the REI 'outle'--forgot name.

Beautiful colors, angle...

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I remember when I was growing up and got to the city that when walking by the pawn shops that they were hanging full of guitars. It must be the first place people who need money go and guitars must be one of the first things to pawn.

brattcat said...

What a great shot this is. All those guitars and the man ascending the stairs.

Noxalio said...

oh, nice ... may i have that Blue Falcon there (beautiful) ...

Bob Crowe said...

Sculptures in themselves and beautifully presented. I like the warm light.

Trying to get back to normal here. Almost have my clock reset.

Kim said...

Bibi. . .could have been Guitar Center, a huge place. My husband was an active musician for many years, so one of our fave things to do in any city we were visiting would be to hunt down the instrument and sheet music shops. I still love to look, although I sold my Martin 0018 that was nearly as old as I am just before we moved. It was time to move on, as it wasn't the sound I wanted anymore. . .and I knew someone would love him (his name was Elmo--after a Bay Area musician, not the red fuzzy dude). Like an old boyfriend, I have fond memories of him and the music we used to make :-). There are two guitar shops on Ballard Ave now. With so many live venues on one street, it is a natural for players and player wannabe's to look around.

Abe, I hear ya. Although this is an instrument shop, I've been past some pawn shops down in Pioneer Square area, and there are multiples of horns, guitars, drum kits, accordions, and all kinds of tech gear and amps. Times is hard, as they say :-).

Thanks Brattcat. You are always such a keen observer!

Noxalio, well you can have as many of these virtual guitars as you'd like, and the first one's free, kid :-). You have to go in prepared NOT to fall in love with anything if you want to get out with anything left in your savings account, though.

Bob, I was glad your trip was scheduled to end when it did. I thought of you guys when I heard the announcement that the borders were closing down. Best to you as you complete your re-entry into the SL universe. Would love to know which areas really stuck with you. Fun to see the iPhone pics your son posted for you.
-Kim

Chuck Pefley said...

Love the guy caught on the stairs mid-stride -:)

@Bibi ... it's called the "Guitar Center".

Maya said...

Oooh, nice shot! I love Shake the Shack.