San Jose’s Guitar Showcase 50+ Years. A look back. A look forward.

Podcast Date:  May 17, 2022

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Conversation Date:  May 17, 2022

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A nice visit today at Guitar Showcase in San Jose with David Zimmerman a.k.a. DZ and Jack Van Breen, these two guys have been at Guitar Showcase for over 80 years combined. We’re going to take a look back at an institution that shaped some great musical acts and a look forward to Guitar Showcase’s new showroom – a guitar heaven with over 650 guitars to choose from including some very hard-to-find custom guitars.

Here’s a glimpse at some of their notable clientele over the years.

  • Andy Just (harmonica)
  • Bob Gonzalez, Syndicate of Sound
  • Brad Gillis
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Buckethead
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Dredg
  • Elvin Bishop
  • Gary Smith
  • Gigi Gonaway
  • Grateful Dead
  • Jerry Miller
  • Jimmy DeGrasso
  • John Tristao
  • John Wedemeyer
  • Keith Emerson
  • Lady Bo (Peggy)
  • Lyle Workman
  • Molly Hatchet (band)
  • Mick Mars
  • Paul Keller
  • Robert Berry
  • Roger Steen
  • Ronnie Montrose
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Sam Means
  • Sinbad
  • Sir Paul McCartney
  • Smash Mouth
  • Steve Miller
  • Steve Wozniak
  • William Randolph Hearst III
  • Y&T
  • Yvette Young

Click here for a recent article about Guitar Showcase’s new store.




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