Guitar Showcase

Guitar heaven

40-YEAR-OLD S.J. STORE THRIVES WITH OLD VALUES IN INTERNET AGE

MercuryNews.com
By Brad Kava
Thu, Dec. 22, 2005

“It may be San Jose’s most secret museum — largely because it isn’t called a museum. It’s a collection of vintage musical equipment worth more than $1 million housed in two giant 20-by-60-foot vaults tucked away in the two-building music store called Guitar Showcase on South Bascom Avenue near Camden Avenue. In the vaults are hundreds of rare, antique and historical amplifiers and guitars, some dating back to the Civil War, others played by Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana and members of Journey.”

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