Dans Fine Guitars
Attention ALBERT COLLINS fans and Blues fans: I have a limited number of a two CD set of my old band backing up the great Albert Collins at the Fox Venice Theatre in Venice CA back in 1978. It is a remarkably good quality recording and I have to say that Albert is at his fiery best.
The band is John "Juke" Logan on piano and harmonica, Norman Harris (yes,that Norman Harris) on Hammond B3 and vocals, Rick Vito on guitar, John Paulus on guitar and Joe Yuele on drums. Included on the CD are four tunes by the band and then terrific versions of "Frosty", "Left Overs" and "Conversation with Collins" and more with Albert. A must have for Albert fans. I will send them out free as long as the supply lasts. I would ask overseas fans to pay for shipping only, around $8. If you like it,and you will, you can make a donation to your local Blues Society. Enjoy!
ANOTHER CONTEST.., I free ALBERT COLLINS "Live at the Fox Venice Theatre" 2 CD set to the first two viewers who can name both of the rugged guys in the photo below......Mike Fraynd is not eligible...!
To all my friends and customers. A lfew folks have asked me if I am out of business lately. The answer is no, not at all. I have been selling quite a few nice vintage guitars lately. A lot of my inventory does not get to the site as i have buyers that I have been working with for years. But I did just move my family to a nice little beach town in N San Diego county called Cardiff by the Sea. The move was a lot of work after living in the same home for 32 years and took up 2-3 month of my time. We are slowly getting settled in the new home and I plan to establish myself here and get back to buying and selling nice guitars, a business that i love and enjoy. I should have some new inventory up on the site within a few weeks....Thanks, Dan
I have been actively involved with buying and selling vintage guitars in the Southern California area since 1968. I met the legendary Norman Harris in 1972 and asked him to join my band at the time. We eventually hooked up and worked together in The Angel City Rhythm Band for 5 years. We did a lot of recording and backed up all the LA area blues legends including Albert Collins, Big Mama Thorton, T-Bone Walker, Lowell Fulson and many more.
Norm started Normans Rare Guitars in 1976 and I came aboard in 1978 after retiring from the road. We were great friends and partners in the store until 1999 when I took some time off. I taught him everything he knows about the guitar business but I did not teach him everything I know! I started California Vintage Guitar in 2001 and ran it until 2013 when i sold it to my old partner. I still love the guitar business and am always buying and selling but I love it even more without the overhead and headaches of a storefront. I currently accept most major credit cards, bank wires, Paypal and personal checks. I pack guitars very well in new boxes and ship worldwide. I always ship within 1 or 2 days of payment unless special circumstances arise.
I will give full refunds, minus shipping, if notified within 48 hours of customer receiving instrument.
818 371 2170
I accept Visa, MC, Amex and cashiers and personal checks and Paypal.
I ship within 48 hours of payment, generally UPS or Fedex.
I will take returns minus shipping costs both ways with 3 days notice after delivery.