Drawing thousands of guitar lovers and enthusiasts to the 2018 Melbourne Guitar Show, #MGS2019 is growing year on year and is gearing up for the biggest event yet. Champion of the Australian music products industry.

We caught up with Dennis Jones who will feature at the show 


What was the first guitar you ever owned? 

It was a cheap Tesco Guitar. I’m from Baltimore. I got it for Christmas when I was 13.

What was the first song you ever learned to play?

House of the Rising Sun

If you could add any guitar to your collection what would it be and why?

It would be a 1958 Gibson Les Paul. I love the neck profile and the sound of aged wood

Who do you think are the top three male guitarists in the world?

Eric Gales, Joe Bonamassa and Tommy Emanuel

Who are the Top Three female guitarists?

Bonnie Raitt, Liona Boyd and Sister Rosetta Tharpe

If you could design your own custom guitar what features would it have?

I already build my own custom guitars. Most are upgraded Fender Stratocasters.

I use custom necks, steel bridge and saddles. DiMarzio Virtual Vintage Pickups

If you could play a gig alongside any guitarist ( alive or dead) who would it be?

Frank Zappa

Five musicians you’d invite to dinner and why?

Tom Petty – One of my favorite songwriters. I want his Mojo!

Joe Bonamassa – He’s very intelligent when it comes to the guitar and the business.

George Benson – I love his playing and I want to talk about Wes Montgomery.

Dave Grohl – He’s a great songwriter and a cool human being. Love to hang with him.

Stevie Wonder – Tell him how much his music means to me. Smoke a joint and eat everything on the menu.

The Melbourne Guitar Show will be held at Caulfield Racecourse on August 3 and 4.

Tickets are on sale June 7.

The Melbourne Guitar Show is produced by the Australian Music Association, an incorporated not-for-profit. Proceeds, if any, are used to provide services to the Australian music products industry, particularly the promotion of music making to the community.

Online ticket prices when pre-ordered:: Adult day pass $20, adult weekend pass $30, family day pass $40, concession day pass $10, concession weekend pass $15.


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