Vintage Gitar is celebrating 10 years! Which is fantastic. The store have also relocated to Torggata 28 (Oslo) – the new venue looks fantastic, homy and cosy, wooden walls and of course the moose-head on the wall. But thats just first impressions, we also got a tour of the new store.
First off – the guitars. Over 90% of the guitars are imported from the U.S. Fender and Gibson mostly. It’s truly beautiful to look at. And it makes me sad that I failed my guitar-lessons as a child. And of course the vintage guitars. Here you can find guitars all way back to the 1960s. If you have about 140 000 NOK you can purchase a vintage Fender Stratocaster. But thats probably for extreme guitar-enthusiastic people. Which is exactly what this whole store is about: guitars! I love it!
Other that having very expensive guitars exposed, the store also have three additionally rooms. Lets start with the soundproof room. Here you can play as loud as you want and the store can’t hear you. No one can hear you scream either!
The next room is the guitar workshop. The room where guitars gets fixed – in perfect humidity. A room with tools, wood and broken guitars. In the middle of the shop! So if you do ruin your guitar, it doesn’t have to be sent off to some special place – they can fix it right here! The guy has been learning the craft of guitars for about 5 years in Canada. He also loves his workshop very much.
The last room is the acoustic room. This is the cosiest room in the store. Old lamps, old couches and other furniture. Also in perfekt humidity for acoustic guitars.
Last but not least, Norways’ most up-and-coming artist – Daniel Kvammen – played a set of songs for us.
With the perfect humanity in the rooms, and the glimt in all of the workers eyes, you can truly see that they really love what they are doing. Not just that they are all really professional and they know their stuff. The amount of things they know about guitars and sounds and all that comes along with it – I’m amazed. Happy 10th anniversary, may you have many more decades to celebrate!
All photos © Malin-Charlotte Aagesen