The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2020

The European Guitar Builders association is happy to announce that the fifth edition of The Holy Grail Guitar Show will return to the Estrel Berlin on Saturday & Sunday, May 2 — 3, 2020.


Until then, we invite fans of the handbuilt guitar to visit with EGB members at various events this fall and all through 2019, dates and event information can be found at or on our Facebook page

Jacco Stuitje presenting ‘The Stratch’ for Elena Todorova

The EGB Community Build / Electric Guitar:

EGB Community Build: An Electric Guitar

What makes a hand-built guitar so special?

We asked exhibitors at the Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018 what - in their opinion - is so special about hand-built custom guitars. This is what some of them told us. See for yourself at The Holy Grail Guitar Show, May 5 & 6 , 2018 at the Estrel Berlin!


What is the Community Build, by Juha Ruokangas

The 2017 EGB Yearbook now available online!

Click on the image to download your copy of the 2017 EGB Yearbook!


Read more about the EGB and CITES regulations, including a resource page which will be updated continuously:

EGB Position on CITES and related regulations

About Tonewoods – Online Listening Challenge by LGRP

'About Tonewoods -- take the online listening challenge' is a survey by the Leonardo Guitar Research Project, which will be available until June 26th:

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018 – exhibitor deadline approaching

The next and fourth edition of The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2018, which will return to the Estrel Berlin on May 5 & 6, 2018, is accepting exhibitor applications until April 30, 2017. The HGGS is an invitational Show organized by the EGB. More information and application form can be found on the website or with this link:

The Local Wood Challenge continues…

The Challenge Continues!
The Local Wood Challenge was such a big hit at last year's Holy Grail Guitar Show that we have decided to keep it as an ongoing program. The EGB will be working together with other events in coming years to make sure attention remains focused on the important topic of sustainability and locally-sourced materials. There will be a display of LWC instruments, and a presentation about the Leonardo Gutiar Research Project, at the upcoming Cordefactum Festival in Lier in Belgium. The Cordefactum Festival runs from April 14 - 16. More information is available here:

For more information about the project and find out how to register an instrument click here.

CITES – EU Update

The EU has published a Question and Answer document to address and explain the recent CITES changes concerning especially Dalbergia (Rosewood). Click here for the document: