Dave Rogers Interview – Owner of Dave’s Guitar Shop in LaCrosse, WI – Everyone Loves Guitar #44

How Dave went from renting 400 square feet of space in a dental office, to 21,000 square feet of space in his own building, and the sacrifices he made to accomplish this…

Dave has sold guitars and amps to recording artists such as Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Joe Walsh (Eagles), Eddie Vetter (Pearljam), Vince Gill, Elliot Easton, Pink Floyd, Greg Martin from the Kentucky Headhunters, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon and Def Leppard. The Rolling Stones once bought an amp for Keith Richards, and in 2004, at the original Crossroads Show in Dallas, a 1954 custom Gibson Les Paul was sold to Eric Clapton… and he shares some of these stories on our call…

Dave owns two original 1959 Les Paul Sunburst Guitars, and at one time he owned TEN of them, and of all the guitars that have passed through his hands over the years, this is still his “#1” (out of the 400 he owns!)…

He also talks about which new guitar is returned more often than any other, and why…

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