EGB

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.

The European Guitar Builders Association (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.

The tradition of lutherie is a rich legacy. Methods tempered, and knowledge accumulated over centuries. We want to preserve this, but also carry it forward, expand it through innovation and the exchange of ideas and culture. We want to foster a sense of community among practitioners of our craft. Most builders are faced with similar problems and challenges. There is enormous potential in joining and helping each other, sharing experiences, cooperating and advancing the craft in a spirit of amity.

EGB's News & Events

  • June 25 & 26: Meet EGB members in Milan

    Milano Guitars and Beyond

    Several EGB members will be exhibiting at the 7th edition of the Milano Guitars & Beyond Show this coming weekend, June 25 & 26. Come and see some ...

    June 22, 2016
  • Italian Expedition to Frankfurt

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    Another EGB expedition is planned, this time to Frankfurt. EGB Members Giulio Negrini from GNG, Edoardo & Enrico DiDonato from DiDonato, Marco Pontillo ...

    March 21, 2016
  • EGB Basspedition to London Bass Guitar Show

    London Bass Guitar Show 2016

    EGB Members LeFay, DeGier, Manne and Rikkers have joined their Bass-forces to form up a Basspedition to England. Together they will fill an EGB-stand at ...

    February 22, 2016
  • The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016

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    We are pleased to announce that The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2016 will take place on October 8 – 9, 2016 once again at the Estrel Berlin, prefaced by the ...

    January 25, 2016
  • Welcome to the new EGB website and Forum!

    Dear Friends and Colleagues – welcome to the new EGB website and Forum! Just in time for the run-up to the EGB Symposium and The Holy Grail Guitar Show ...

    September 6, 2015
  • EGB presents – for the first time in Europe: a Grit Laskin Seminar, spring 2016 (in planning stage)

    EGB presents: INLAY & ENGRAVING with William ‘Grit' Laskin Members of EGB have the chance for a rare treat:William ‘Grit’ Laskin has offered to ...

    September 5, 2015
  • Archtop Forum Kandel

    Archtop Forum 2015

    There might still be some spots for exhibitors at the Archtop-Forum, which will take place Nov. 21th In Kandel, Germany. archtop forum ...

    September 2, 2015
  • Graines de Guitare

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    The festival "Graines de Guitare" will celebrate it's third edition next weekend.  16 luthiers and 12 guitar-related exhibitors and a rich musical program ...

    July 7, 2015
  • Ottawa Guitar Show

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    The Ottawa Guitar Show will take place June 21st, 2015 -quite a few of the HGGS exhibitors will be there to show their instruments!

    July 7, 2015
  • Now on Facebook!

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    We have created a Facebook group for the EGB.  It was evident that we needed to find better ways to communicate among group members & this seems to ...

    June 10, 2015
  • 2016 Santa Barbara Show

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    Another new show will take place in Santa Barbara, California, September 29 - October 2, 2016.  It seems that there are still some exhibitor spots ...

    June 1, 2015
  • Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival

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    This coming week will see the first edition of the Memphis Guitar Festival Quite a few of the exhibitors we will encounter in Berlin this Fall are also ...

    June 1, 2015

EGB Presidents' Blog

  • Welcome to the new EGB website and Forum!

    Dear Friends and Colleagues – welcome to the new EGB website and Forum! Just in time for the run-up to the EGB Symposium and The Holy Grail Guitar Show ...

    September 6, 2015
  • Next Year

    Last year was all about the first Holy Grail Guitar Show.  The EGB agenda had to take a backseat to this major effort - but I think it paid off ...

    December 22, 2014
  • Almost There

    It has been hard to keep up with the blog, I have to admit - a lot of work organizing the show and then there were also the guitars that needed to be done. ...

    November 12, 2014
  • The Guitar Business is Changing….

    Interesting item in the news today - please check it out.  What this means for us independent builders is not quite clear yet - but it foreshadows a trend ...

    October 20, 2014
  • Must Read

    The new book Guitar Makers by Yale professor of anthropology Kathryn Dudley is a must read for anyone working in the field of guitar building. She ...

    August 31, 2014
  • EGB Project / a Luthiers Dictionary

    Time for the first EGB project - we want to create a dictionary of luthier's terms in as many European languages as possible.  This way luthiers will ...

    August 25, 2014

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The European Guitar Builders 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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