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

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 association welcomes you to join our growing community!

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.
We offer various benefits for members - free literature, access to our forum, knowledge base and much more!