Friends of Guitar Hangar

As owner of Guitar Hangar, I've had the chance to meet and befriend some of the greatest legends in rock and roll. Here's some of my favorite memories from the last few years. Enjoy! -- Rick Tedesco

Paul Reed Smith speaking to our customers at a private clinic/showcase here at the Hangar. 

Paul Reed Smith himself (right) and our PRS rep, Ralph Perucci (left) performing at Paul's Clinic here at the store.

Just checking the action on this beautiful PRS!

Rick with Ian Hunter, Joe Elliot of Def Leppard and Rick Nielsen and Robin Zander of Cheap Trick

Dennis Dunaway of the Alice Cooper group and me on stage at Tuxedo Junction!

Ian Hunter, Phil Collen and Joe Elliott of Def Leppard backstage at Jones beach with Mick Ronson's LP. Phil and Joe are huge Ronson fans and Phil decided to use the guitar that night!

Hey, I can say I was on stage with Def Leppard!!

Here's me with guitar legend and instructor to the stars (Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel to name just a couple), the one and only Arlen Roth.

Neil A. Smith and Dennis Dunaway From the original Alice Cooper Band stopped in to check out some cool guitars and have me do some mixing on their current project with Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult! They really have some great stuff coming out!

In the studio doing background vocals for a new track! ( Left to Right ) Ian Hunter, Rick Tedesco (that's me!), Willie Nile, Lisa Ronson (Mick Ronson's daughter), Robbie Alter.

In the control room for a listen! (Left to Right): Rick Pagano, Andy York (John Mellencamp, Ian Hunter guitarist), Ian Hunter, Suzy Ronson (Mick Ronson's widow), Rick Tedesco

Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult stops in to shred a few notes on his 1979 Stratocaster

The 3 Musketeer's ... Dennis Dunaway, Ian Hunter and Joe Bouchard...This friendly get together turned into a CD listening party for Ian's New album "Rant" Due out in April and Joe, Dennis and Neil A. Smith's new album that is still in the mixing stage.

My Wife Steff in the Green Room at "The Howard Stern Show". We were there with Ian Hunter to promote his new album "Rant"

Steff and the infamous KC in the green room.

Me & the amazing drummer Steve Holley (Paul McCartney & Wings, Joe Cocker, Ian Hunter, to name a few... ) @ the Ringo Starr All Star Concert at Jones Beach.... What A Show!!

A shot of 1/2 the band...Ian Hunter, Mark Rivera, Ringo, Roger Hodgson (Supertramp), Shelia E.

A man I am proud to call my friend... Ian Hunter bringing down the house with "All the Young Dudes." This song got the biggest response of the night. HUGE!!! I should mention that all Ian's guitars for the Ringo tour were provided by Guitar Hangar!

PRS Rep and long time friend Ralph Perucci. He helped put us on the map by giving us his personal collection of very rare PRS Guitars to sell. Here he sits with Dragon 1 #3!

Andy York stopped in to check out some LP's!

Elliot Rubinson President of Dean Guitars

Elliot Rubinson President of Dean Guitars

More pics coming as I get the time to update this page!

-- Rick Tedesco, owner of Guitar Hangar