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Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration Performances and Classes

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Over 40 professional recording musicians will be on hand to perform and teach at the 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration.

by Dan Gabel
May 07, 2016

SBAIC E-Poster.jpgMake plans now for the 2016 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration, taking place from September 30 to October 2, 2016.

Over 140 luthiers from around the world will present over 650 fine instruments available for demonstration and for sale. Visitors to the SBAIC will see guitars from Michael Greenfield, Jeff Traugott, Linda Manzer, Michihiro Matsuda, and many other top builders.

The show will feature 40 professional guitarists performing, demonstrating fine guitars, and teaching Master Classes in fingerstyle, jazz, blues, and more. Peghead Nation Fingerstyle Guitar instructor Stevie Coyle, and our Celtic Guitar instructor Tony McManus will join Richard Smith, Muriel Anderson, Michael Chapdelaine, Doug Young, and many more throughout the weekend. 

Among the weekend's concert highlights will be Tom Ball & Kenny Sultan on Friday night; Muriel Anderson and the Hot Club of Nashville on Saturday night; and Antoine Dufour, Claude LaFlamme, Craig D'Andrea, and Trevor Gordon Hall closing out the weekend on Sunday night.

Plan on joining this unique opportunity to meet the contemporary masters of lutherie and get to know their fine instruments. Tickets are available for $20 per day to $195 for a Weekend Priority Pass. Please visit the Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration website for more information.

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