The Local Wood Challenge and Cordefactum Festival

The first day of the Cordefacum Festival, Friday April 14th, is dedicated to the Leonardo-Guitar-Research-Project-Event. As part of this event instruments made of non-tropical and/or local wood will be displayed. More information on their website -- click here.

2017 EGB Symposium, Vienna

June 23 - 25, 2017


We don't want to wait until The HGGS 2018 for the next EGB Symposium! The date has been confirmed for June 23 - 25, and location this time will be beautiful Vienna! The Symposium is open to EGB members only! If you are considering becoming a member click here for more information.


The SHG-Ritmi Guitar Show is taking place in Milan on November 19 & 20, 2016. 10 EGB members will exhibit together in the"Green" room on the 'Classic' floor. More information about the show on their website: We wish both exhibitors and visitors a great time!

Italian Expedition to Frankfurt

Another EGB expedition is planned, this time to Frankfurt.

EGB Members Giulio Negrini from GNG, Edoardo & Enrico DiDonato from DiDonato, Marco Pontillo from Bo-One, Marco Omar Viola from M.O.V and Andrea Ballerina from Manne will exhibit together at the Frankfurter Messe next month. They will be in stand c76 in Hall 11.0.

Their instruments can be tested on a Dressmaker Amp made by Italian boutique amp-maker Marco Ferrari.

EGB Basspedition to London Bass Guitar Show

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 the London Bass Guitar Show 2016 with their finest instruments, specially made for the Show. EGB Members Alan Cringean from AC Guitars and Oliver Lang will be attending as well.

There has been no better reason to come to London than on 12 and 13 March. LBGS is not only the largest Bass-Only Show on the planet, it has great Masterclasses in store. The line-up so far: Robert Trujillo from Metallica, Suzi Quatro, Dave Swift from Jools and Adele, Peter Hook from Joy Division, Michael Manring and John ‘Rhino’ Edwards from Status Quo.
And as icing on this pretty thick cake: the LBGS will be screening the UK premiere of the world’s first documentary about LBGS star Robert Trujillo’s hero Jaco Pastorius.
If that doesn't get you to London nothing will....

Archtop Forum Kandel

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

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Graines de Guitare

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 awaits the visitor.

Ottawa Guitar Show

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

2016 Santa Barbara Show

Another new show will take place in Santa Barbara, California, September 29 - October 2, 2016.  It seems that there are still some exhibitor spots available.  This is an exclusively acoustic show!  If you are interested contact Kevin for more information.  A gorgeous setting and a great program will make this a nice event to attend!

Memphis Acoustic Guitar Festival

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 exhibiting there.  Friday June 5th to Sunday June 7th.  We wish them all the Best and much success!