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Gibson guitars lined up in the Vintage Vault.

Guitar Showcase's Vintage Vault

Built in 1993, the Guitar Showcase Vintage Vault is home to hundreds of historic guitar and amp treasures. Some of the brands featured in the Vault include Danelectro, Duesenberg, Epiphone, Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Hofner, Ibanez, Martin, Rickenbacker, Slingerland, Taylor, and Vox. Guests can come by Guitar Showcase any day during open hours and enjoy this museum for free. 

TV Show - "Makin' Music"

2006 saw the birth of Guitar Showcase's very own TV show called "Makin' Music". The show aired about 100 episodes, and focused on the music industry, covering guitar selection, local bands, and instrument design and manufacturing processes. Here's just a sample: take a look at our YouTube to see more!

Screenshot from "How to Choose an Acoustic Guitar" with two employees playing acoustic guitar on stage.
Acoustic department with fake ghost playing guitar.

Showcase Ghost

Showcase legend has it that a ghost roams the halls of Guitar Showcase: not only the shop, but our music institute and the former Swap Shop as well. In the early 2000s, a local paranormal investigator named David Lee came by and interviewed some of our staff about the ghost. About a year later, he published a book called "The Haunts of San Jose", where we were mentioned. You can purchase the book here.