It’s tough to get access to small bench luthier guitars. Plain and simple, they are usually a one man or woman operation and being a one-person show limits the number of guitars they can make in a year. Getting to try a small bench luthier’s guitars is what #guitargeek dreams are made of though…
The guitars are masterfully made, often times somewhat unusual, and thought-provoking. What if I said there was a place you could go to try nearly 100 different small bench builder’s guitars? Well, I’m saying it, that place exists and it’s called the Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase.
The showcase is held in Woodstock, NY on October 26, 27, and 28 and you can go there to not only see and try some rare and unique instruments but also attend panel discussions and workshops. Among the artists and presenters that will be there are some real gems; Macyn Taylor, Antoine Dufour, Happy Traum, Courtney Hartman… and that’s only a small sampling. This is a must-attend event for any guitar geek so make sure to schedule it.
Woodstock Luthiers Showcase Links