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Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase 2015

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Make plans to attend the seventh annual exhibit of fine acoustic instruments in Woodstock October 23 - 25, 2015.

by Dan Gabel
August 20, 2015

Woodstock Invitational.jpgThe seventh annual Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will be held October 23 –25, 2015, at the Bearsville Theater and Utopia Soundstage, in Woodstock, NY.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an intimate gathering for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors, and aficionados, and has become one of the premier events of its kind in North America. This is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play, and buy custom-made instruments from talented luthiers who build fine nylon-string classical and flamenco guitars, steel-string flattops, archtops, resonators, mandolins, ukuleles, and much more. Other vendors include tonewood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, string and accessories manufacturers, publications, and makers of instructional materials.

In addition to instruments and related products, attendees will be treated to continuous live music, including luthier mini-concerts, demos, and special appearances by some of the nation’s finest musicians. There is a series of instructional clinics and workshops for players, plus seminars for builders, and the annual String Sampler Concert of acoustic music featuring internationally known artists (all by separate admission).

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is presented with generous support from these Sponsors: Acoustic Guitar; The Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans/Guitarmaker; D’Addario Strings & Music Accessories; ESOTEC Beverages; Fishman Acoustic Amplification; Guitar Player Magazine; C. F. Martin & Co., Inc.; PRS Guitars; WAMC Northeast Public Radio; and the Woodstock, NY, Chamber of Commerce and Arts.

2015 Exhibitors are listed on the Woodstock Invitational website as they are confirmed. For more information, hours, tickets, schedules, history, links, updates, directions, lodging, etc., visit woodstockinvitational.com


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