Special Exhibit: The Doctorow Collection; All 3 Days!
Friday, October 21, 11:00am
Utopia Soundstage, Across from Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY See Map
Jeff Doctorow has been directing his compulsive addictive tendencies toward guitars for over forty years now. The focus of his collection has shifted dramatically from all vintage to almost exclusively contemporary and modern cutting edge guitars, with a special penchant for instruments with (many) extra strings. Among the few remaining older guitars are a D’Angelico New Yorker, a Coral Electric Sitar, and a plethora of early harp guitars, including a Bohmann from the 1800s. His instruments have been featured in books and museum exhibitions. Jeff has also published a book about Steve Klein titled “Art That Sings.” He has lectured at guitar shows about his particularly intuitive approach to collecting. Irreverently referring to himself as “The Anti-Collector,” his guitars are not stored away in cases gathering dust, but are played regularly and often lent to other guitarists for recording and gigs. “They are instruments first and foremost, and improve dramatically the more they are played.” Jeff is honored and most humbled to count some of the greatest builders and players as close personal friends. Exhibit viewing is included in the price of admission.
Photo of Jeff Doctorow: Peter Wilson Photography