Back to Woodstock

I came upon a child of god
He was walking along the road
And I asked him, where are you going
And this he told me
Im going on down to yasgurs farm
Im going to join in a rock n roll band

(Joni Mitchell)

Head to Woodstock. No not to the great music festival from 1969, but it is a great gathering of guitar builders from around the globe.

The guest list is a virtual who’s who of the worlds best Luthiers . With noted builders such as Ervin Somogyi, Tom Ribbecke, John Osthoff , Ken Parker, Otto D’Ambrosio, Michihiro Matsuda Just to name a few.. Here’s your chance to rub shoulders with some of the Worlds Finest Guitar Luthiers.

 

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase”

October 23-24-2010

 

is a low-key, laid-back event for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world, the absolute finest expressions of the luthiers art. A luthier (from the word lute) is a stringed-instrument maker. Fine handmade instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments, and the Luthiers Showcase is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play and experience the instruments, meet with their makers, discuss custom options and one of a kind creations, and buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders, all gathered together in one place.Blending tradition with innovation, knowledge, experience, craftsmanship, new materials and exotic woods, gorgeous decorative inlays, refinements and bold new directions in construction and design, the sound and playability of such beautiful instruments are inspirational to the creative spirit of musicians fortunate enough to play or own them. Nylon-stringed classical and flamenco style guitars, steel-string flattop and archtop guitars, crossovers and hybrids, resonators, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, violins, lutes and Middle Eastern ouds, baglamas and sazzes will be on display.

 

 

http://www.woodstockinvitational.com/index.html

 

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