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:

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.

EGB Members @ London Bass Guitar Show

Several EGB members have banded together for another expedition to the London Bass Guitar Show on March 4 & 5. If you are in the vicinity stop by for a visit! Click here for more information!

EGB Members @ NAMM 2017

Several EGB Members and Holygrailers will exhibit at NAMM this year, some of them as part of the Boutique Guitar Showcase. Visit these extaordinary makers of boutique guitars from January 19 - 22 at the NAMM 2017 in Anaheim. For more information visit

CITES and the guitar – a guide for manufacturers & traders of musical instruments, by Madinter

Madinter published this comprehensive guide about the (new) CITES regulations on their website:

Thank you for this great resource!