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Our Next Show
October 26, 27, & 28, 2018
Bearsville Theater / Utopia Soundstage
Woodstock, NY

Sponsors & Friends

Sponsors
Acoustic Guitar Magazine - Premier Sponsor

Richmond, CA

Every issue of Acoustic Guitar features conversations with today’s guitarists, guitar tips and techniques, practical advice on instrument care, insights into the rich heritage of the guitar, full tab and notation of classic acoustic songs, plus news, reviews, and so much more…

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Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.) & Guitarmaker Magazine

Many people know Guitarmaker Magazine, the Journal of ASIA. But ASIA - the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans - is more than a magazine. We host a biennial symposium, help builders market their instruments, and help luthiers, players, and collectors to learn more about stringed instruments…

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Bourgeois Guitars LLC

Lewiston, ME

Dana Bourgeois’s reputation as a master luthier has brought people from around the world to our door for a chance to work in our shop. The small, tight-knit group of craftspeople is proud of what they do and work hard to build the best guitars available today…

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C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.

Nazareth, PA

C.F. Martin & Co. has been creating the finest instruments in the world for over 180 years. It continues to innovate, introducing techniques and features that have become industry standards, including X-bracing, the 14-fret guitar and the “Dreadnought” size. One of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers, Martin guitars are hand-made by skilled craftsmen and women…

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D’Addario & Co., Inc.

Farmingdale, NY

D'Addario & Company, Inc. is the world's largest manufacturer of musical instrument accessories marketed under several product divisions: D'Addario Fretted and Orchestral Strings, Evans Drumheads, Promark Drumsticks, Puresound, D'Addario Woodwinds, and D'Addario/Planet Waves Accessories…

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Esotec Beverages

Saugerties, NY

Founded in 1982, we have been committed to bringing you the World's Finest Beverages. If you know the difference between a Jungle Park Amusement Ride and a real Tropical Rain Forest... then please visit the many fine establishments for a selection of Esotec's products. Thirst comes first, resistance is futile…

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Fishman, Inc.

Andover, MA

For over 36 years, Fishman has been dedicated to helping musicians of all styles achieve the truest sound possible wherever and whenever they plug in. Our ongoing commitment to professional sound and quality has helped our company grow to become an industry leader in amplification, effects and pickups for acoustic and electric instruments, MIDI control and other product categories…

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Guitar Player Magazine

50+ Years of Celebrating the Guitar: 1967-2018! We were the first guitar magazine, and we're still the premier resource for feeding the obsessions of guitarists who want to play better and sound better…

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Heritage Insurance Services, Inc.

Located in historic Feasterville, Pennsylvania in Bucks County, we've been insuring fine musical instruments since 1991, protecting more than 10,000 clients worldwide. We offer comprehensive coverage to players, collectors, makers, repair shops and dealers of professional-quality new and vintage musical instruments, as well as accessories and related equipment, including amplifiers and professional gear.

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PRS Guitars

Stevensville, MD

Guitar building is an ongoing process of discovery. We are devoted to the guitar's rich heritage while committed to new technologies that will enrich our products with uncompromised tone, playability and beauty. Our success depends on our ability to listen, implement positive change and continually refine our craft. Believing this, we strive to build the best guitars and guitar products possible and to serve our employees, customers, suppliers and community with distinction…

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Take A Stand, Inc.

Take a Stand creates elegantly designed products for musicians. Our custom handcrafted guitar stands, music stands, wall hangers, and foot stools use the finest domestic and exotic hardwoods. Finely machined powder-coated aluminum and supple leathers are employed in the unique patented hardware that supports and protects the instrument. The graceful design of Take a Stand products ensures that your guitar, bass, uke, or mandolin has a safe yet accessible home.

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WAMC NPR

Albany, NY

WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven states. These include New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Stations and translators are in twenty locations throughout the region…

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Woodstock, NY Chamber of Commerce & Arts

Woodstock, NY

The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts is organized to advance the general welfare and prosperity of the business and arts community so that its citizens and all areas of its business community shall prosper…

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Shows & Festivals
Acoustic Guitar Village at Cremona MondoMusica

Cremona, Italy

Offering industry professionals and enthusiasts a favored point to meet and debate within an event where top sector brands and the world’s best luthiers come together…

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Artisan Guitar Show

Harrisburg, PA USA

The Artisan Guitar Show is presented in Hershey-Harrisburg. This is the complete show for guitar and music lovers and includes guitar makers, a concert series, master classes, and even a display of historic guitars…

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Harp Guitar Gathering

USA

The Harp Guitar Gathering is an annual event celebrating the harp guitar, as well as its players, builders and history. It is hoped that musicians, luthiers, scholars and fans alike will participate in and benefit from the synergy resulting from 'gathering' together for this purpose…

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Holy Grail Guitar Show

Berlin, Germany

The invitational "The Holy Grail Guitar Show" is organized by the EGB (the European Guitar Builders Association e.V.), an association of European luthiers dedicated to promoting the craft of the hand-built guitar. The show is the yearly highlight of our activities…

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La Conner Guitar Festival

La Conner, WA USA

La Conner is the perfect place for a guitar show that showcases the magic and the art of handcrafted guitars in a magical place! Charming and picturesque, La Conner, WA is a unique and vibrant historic waterfront and tourist town with a long established history in the arts…

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Osaka Guitar Show (Sound Messe Osaka)

Osaka, Japan

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Québec International Guitar Show / Salon International de Guitare de Québec

Each year, the Québec International Guitar Show is a major meeting in the musical landscape of Quebec City. Born from the desire to invite artists, artisans and fans of the fingerstyle acoustic guitar to a unique event, it takes place every year in November at centre d’art La Chapelle. In addition to concert evenings offered by internationally renowned guitarists, there are two days of exhibition-encounters with 16 luthier craftsmen, real stars for guitarists, who share their passion and exhibit their masterpieces. Visitors can also enjoy mini-concerts every hour and try out some of the most unusual guitars.

The Québec International Guitar Show will be held this year from November 1st to 4th, 2018 and will propose this year two exhibition days and three evenings of concerts!

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Santa Barbara Guitar Celebration

Santa Barbara, CA USA

Three days of instruments & music with the finest luthiers and musicians from around the world…

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Sonore Montreal

Born out of the initiative of three Montreal guitar luthiers, the Festival Sonore is a place that promotes the meeting between musicians and artisans. Exhibitors offer a singular experience to visitors who will enjoy, gathered under the same event, both acoustic and electric guitars, effects pedals and amps.

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Vancouver International Guitar Festival

Vancouver, BC Canada

Join guitar builders, players, collectors and aficionados for two days of live music, master classes, special events, and the opportunity to see, hear and play some of the world’s finest handmade stringed instruments...

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Community & Media
A.S.I.A. / Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans & Guitarmaker Magazine

Malone, NY

Many people know Guitarmaker Magazine, the Journal of ASIA. But ASIA—the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans—is more than a magazine. We host a biennial symposium, help builders market their instruments, and help luthiers, players, and collectors to learn more about stringed instruments…

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Acoustic Guitar Forum

The Acoustic Guitar Forum is the world’s largest and most active guitar community bringing communication, real time discussion and relevant information to acoustic guitar enthusiasts, artists, guitar builders, manufacturers, and retailers…

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European Guitar Builders Association

The EGB is an alliance formed by professional independent European luthiers. We are dedicated to support each other by sharing knowledge, resources and experience in order to preserve and innovate the art and craft of guitar building in Europe as a vital part of our musical culture. EGB was founded with the goal of organizing the independent luthiers as well as people related to the field of guitar building all across Europe…

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Fretboard Journal

The Fretboard Journal is an archival-quality, quarterly publication celebrating all things guitar (and other fretted instruments). In each issue, we dig deep into the nooks and crannies of the music and gear world, interviewing both legendary players and the innovators of today. It’s been called a “guitar magazine for grown-ups…”

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Guild of American Luthiers

The Guild is a nonprofit educational membership organization whose purpose is to facilitate learning about lutherie: the art, craft and science of stringed musical instrument construction and repair…

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Guitar Connoisseur Magazine

Instead of focusing on the manufacturing industry as most guitar magazines do, Guitar Connoisseur covers craft luthiers and “Haute Guitar”. Anything in the periphery of guitars will be covered such as hand-made guitars, Amps, Pedals, Pickups, Hardware and just about anything boutique that’s catering in a small scale to the high-end guitar market…

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Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Magazine

Guitar Show & Custom Luthier Magazine caters primarily to guitar show enthusiasts, custom luthiers and smaller independent music stores. Our aim is to help the custom guitar luthier, boutique amplifier and other musical instrument-building and selling professionals promote their name, brand, products and services to a wider audience…

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Guitar Show Calendar

Guitarshowcalendar.com is dedicated to keeping you informed of all the guitar shows. Guitar show promoters: Listings are free. Email us (jc@guitarshowcalendar.com) show dates up to one year in advance. Be sure to advise us of any changes or cancellations as soon as possible. We provide a free text link to your website…

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New England Guitar Events

www.NewEnglandGuitarEvents.com is a comprehensive listing of classical guitar concerts, master classes, festivals and more, throughout the New England Region. Go to the website to subscribe to monthly events updates. If you are promoting or know about any classical guitar events in the greater New England area please send event information to NEGuitarEvents@gmail.com and they will be posted on the website. (shortcut URL's www.NEGuitarEvents.com www.NEGuitar.com)

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New England Luthiers

The New England Luthiers is an association of professionals and amateurs brought together by a common love of making stringed instruments. Our goal is to share our knowledge and techniques with anyone interested in expanding their understanding of instrument making…

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Official Luthiers Forum

A community of guitar-makers from around the world…

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Vintage & Rare.com

Our mission is to establish and develop the ultimate network/community designed for enthusiasts and retailers of vintage, rare and antique musical instruments, as well as an online network for dedicated builders of fine instruments…

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Vintage Guitar Magazine

Vintage Guitar always delivers the most interesting information on all kinds of vintage guitars, the great companies that built them and the artists who have been in the industry for years, publishing since 1986! It also gives a wide spectrum of coverage on new gear, new artists, and new recordings…

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Charities
D’Addario Foundation

The D’Addario Foundation is a unique non-profit grant-making organization providing monetary and product support to high-quality sustainable music instruction programs on the frontline to improve access to music education. We support programs that bring music back into communities and schools and get kids playing as early and as frequently as possible…

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John Herald Fund / administered by Family of Woodstock, Inc.

The John Herald Fund is charitable organization under the direction of Family of Woodstock. It exists for the express purpose of helping musicians and artists in need with emergency funds and relief for medical, household, heating, food, and other catastrophic needs…

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Luthiers for a Cause

Six of the world's most distinguished instrument builders have come together to showcase their unique building approaches and to make a lasting difference in the lives of sick children. Each luthier will build a tenor ukulele out of wood sourced from two trees that are legendary among acoustic guitar and ukulele enthusiasts. All of the proceeds from the sale of the instruments will go to benefit The Ukulele Kids club…

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Music for Humanity

MHS uses the international language of music and it's emotional and spiritual power to bring together musicians, music enthusiasts and music professionals to positively impact the world…

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Sones de Mexico Ensemble

Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier folk music organization specializing in Mexican ‘son’, including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more. The organization offers a number of educational and outreach programs, including music lessons, elementary and college residencies, children’s programs, workshops, lectures and songwriting classes. Mexican culture and heritage are interwoven into every performance and program…

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Instruction & Camps
Ashokan Center Music & Dance Camps

Programs are designed to be richly rewarding for musicians and dancers of all levels, from beginners to seasoned professionals. One can create their own schedule and attend any classes or workshops that fit the skill level and pique interest. Combine this with great food, comfortable lodging, friendly people and the magical beauty of nature…

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Camp Nimblefingers

Each August, NimbleFingers Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Workshop in Sorrento, BC. presents an inspiring, challenging and thrilling week with others who share a passion for bluegrass and old-time music. It features a fun, friendly and non-competitive environment for everyone from beginners to advanced players, with ample opportunity for group learning, electives, organized jam sessions and other spontaneous activities…

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Full Moon Music Masters Camps

Performance/event venue, music lessons/instruction school, music production studio, Full Moon features prominent recording and touring artists from around the world. These highly interactive camps provide the backdrop for truly memorable life experiences…

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Homespun Tapes

Homespun Tapes’ web site features the largest catalog of music lessons on DVDs and CDs available anywhere. Lessons are designed for learning players at all levels, from absolute beginners (including kids) to experienced professionals - and everyone in between…

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Peghead Nation

PegheadNation.com is the home of roots music instruction, gear and news for players of guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle, bass, and ukulele. One can learn to play favorite instruments with some of the best teachers in the roots music community. One can stay up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the roots music world with video demonstrations of new instruments and gear, reviews of new albums and videos, backstage conversations with touring musicians and much more…

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Richard Thompson’s Frets & Refrains

Classes are for all ages and all levels – in a fun, relaxing, camp environment! Each night there are music films, pre-scheduled Open Mic in the performance space and jamming under the stars! Camp tuition is per person and includes four nights lodging, all meals, instruction and activities at the camp…

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Swannanoa Gathering

The Swannanoa Gathering is a series of week-long workshops in various folk arts held in July and August on the campus of Warren Wilson College, just east of Asheville in the heart of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains…

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