Melbourne Guitar Show

The 2016 Melbourne Guitar Show was another knockout event!

Check out the Show wrap and exhibitor feedback

Review of the 2015 Melbourne Guitar Show

The Melbourne Guitar Show was on from August 8 – 9 at Caulfield Racecourse and what a show it turned out to be! Nearly 5,000 eager fans of guitar swamped the show from opening. it had a great vibe and there were a lot of happy people – exhibitors and patrons alike. Very positive comments flooded the AMA office in the week following. here’s just a sample;

The Caulfield Racecourse has been booked again for early August 5 – 7, 2016 and the show committee will be looking at this years’ experience and seek to improve the concept. Nearly 5,000 people enjoyed a weekend of product and performance and we think there is even more potential if we get more engagement from the industry next year.

“Our post show exhibitor survey was emphatic with over 90% of our patrons thinking the show was great! ‘The industry received a well-overdue boost in confidence from the positive results of the show”, said AMA president, Tony Burn

What some of the people said.

Just wanted to formally congratulate you on organising an outstanding success of a Guitar Show, by any measure.

  1. Lots and lots of guitar enthusiasts keen to see, touch AND BUY the latest in guitar gear,
  2. A very high participation rate by Retailers and Wholesalers in providing product for the punters to look at,
  3. A successful venue that worked really well in terms of parking, access and good space.

Please pass my thanks on to the AMA committee for supporting you to get the idea off the ground. I really hope they are keen to see it continue,

Thanks!

Michael Coleman

Cranbourne Music

I must congratulate you on the MGS it surpassed all of our expectations and more

We had people constantly on our stand the whole two days with huge interest in the history and the current products

Take Care

Harry

Vase Amplification

I just wanted to say thanks for everything that you did so as to put on the show. It was a huge success, we were blown away by the number of punters, the number of stands and the number of sales. I don’t think that anyone could have asked for more than the opportunities that you provided for us all.

Thanks again for your huge efforts.

Guy Palmer

The Bass Centre

Also thanks for a GREAT Weekend at the Melbourne Guitar Show – we had a ball and found it extremely well run and organised and the crowds of punters was phenomenal and surpassed all expectations. All of the AMA crew were great as were the stage/crew guys on the outdoor stage.

We look forward to participating in the next one.

Cheers

Geoff

Pony Music

And from artists and patrons;

The show was first class – the venue, exhibitions, displays and the people attending the stands. We so enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the crowd were very courteous – I purchased an Epiphone solid-body guitar

Please pass on my compliments to all concerned

Kind regards

Michael

Congratulations for what was obviously a fabulously successful weekend for you and the Australian Guitar fraternity. I’m glad to have been able to play a small part in it.

Brett Kingman

James Reyne Band

I was very happy to see a great crowd on the weekend, congratulations! It’s also great to see very positive social media. So again, well done.

Best regards

Jimi Hocking

This sort of feedback raises the AMA’s resolve to continue its promotional activity to benefit members.