2014 Guild of American Luthiers Convention | Lichty Guitars
Post Update August 1, 2014: Guild of American Luthiers 2014 Conference Highlights
Every two years an amazing collective of folks gather in Tacoma Washington for the Guild of American Luthier Convention. This year’s event marks the 21st convention! On tap July 23rd-27th, 2014 will be exhibits, lectures, demonstrations, concerts, networking …
This year’s line-up will include NC luthier Jay Lichty participating in both expert panel discussions and demonstrations. Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy the ukulele playing magic of our buddy Kimo Hussey from Hawaii and so much more.
From the GAL website …
The original great and glorious festival of lutherie, often copied but never duplicated, the Guild of American Luthiers Convention/Exhibition is legendary and highly anticipated in the lutherie community. It’s another avenue the Guild uses to bring together luthiers from everywhere, of all specialties and skill levels, seasoned pros and part-timers, in a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie.
It features four-and-a-half days of stimulating educational lectures, demonstrations, and workshops presented by respected luthiers on a wide range of topics of interest to the lutherie community; an exhibition of member instruments where members have an opportunity to show their creations and receive feedback from their fellow luthiers; sale of lutherie woods, tools, and supplies; three nights of concerts and open mikes; and the GAL Benefit Auction.
Watch this page and American Lutherie for more information on our 2014 event as it becomes available.
GAL Conventions are open to anyone who wants to participate. Registration is required to attend and only members can exhibit. Any member can exhibit their instruments or lutherie supplies (additional fee for supplier exhibits). On-campus lodging and meals will be available. Guild members will automatically receive announcements and notification that registration is open in early April.
Our exhibition will be open to the public at no charge on the afternoon of Saturday, July 26 for anyone who would like to see the instruments and meet their makers but not register for the entire event.
Learn more at the Guild of American Luthiers website