EGB

First EGB seminar a big success

In May 2016 10 EGB members assembled in Vienna around Canadian master luthier William 'Grit' Laskin to learn more from him about the art of Inlay & Engraving. Click here to read more about their experiences.

June 25 & 26: Meet EGB members in Milan

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 exciting instruments! More information about the show can be found on their website http://www.milanoguitarsandbeyond.it.

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....

Now on Facebook!

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 be the simplest and easiest way.  I have added all members I could through the contacts I have.  There are quite a few missing - so email me or ask to be added to the group!

The fb group is for internal communication - it is a closed group accessible to all full members who have paid up their dues.  So, post, converse, keep up to date!

This EGB blog on the EGB page will continue with news and posts which are interesting to all, not just members.  Once we have the new website up and running we will also have an EGB forum, with different access levels and dedicated threads.

The Holy Grail Guitar Show Questions & Answers

Here is a link to Questions and Answers about The Holy Grail Guitar Show (concept, selection etc.).

EGB Questions & Answers

To address some recent questions that seem to be of general interest you can now find a Q&A section in the sidebar. We will develop and continue it, so check back every once in a while!

EGB Symposium Seminar

We are happy to announce that Grit Laskin has agreed to hold a seminar during the EGB Symposium.  Grit is one of the world's foremost inlay artists as well as a master luthier.

Festival Guitare Issoudun and the HGGS dates

The dates for the EGB Symposium and the The Holy Grail Guitar Show are as follows:

Friday, Oct. 30th:  EGB Symposium

open to all EGB members and exhibitors as well as guests.  The EGB General Assembly will also take place - it is open only to EGB members.  We will publish the program as it develops.

Sat & Sunday, Oct 31st and Nov 1st.:  The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015

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The Festival Guitare Issoudun

As a matter of principle and collegial courtesy we try and avoid date conflicts with other shows or festivals.  Therefore we are not very happy to have to announce that unfortunately a date conflict with the 27th edition (congratulations, by the way!) of theFestival Guitare Issoudun could not be avoided this year.  We offer our apologies, especially to those luthiers who will have to choose which event they want to attend.   With this in mind we are working at announcing the list of luthiers selected to exhibit at the HGGS as soon as possible.  We will do our best to avoid this conflict in the future.

The Festival is taking place from the 29th of October to the 31st.  The guitar expositiontakes place Oct. 30th and Oct. 31st.  It offers a rich program, rounded out by master classes, concerts, workshops. A great selection of luthier-built guitars will be on display.  Please check it out!

Le Festival Guitare d'Issoudun

Pour des questions de principe et de courtoisie, nous nous efforçons d'éviter que différents salons se déroulent sur la même période. Malheureusement, nous devons annoncer que nous n'avons pas été en mesure d'éviter ce problème de date cette année, puisque le Holy Grail Guitar Show 2015 se déroulera en même temps que la 27ème édition du Festival Guitare d'Issoudun (Félicitations, au passage !). Nous présentons nos excuses, particulièrement aux luthiers qui auront à choisir entre les deux événements. Nous essaierons donc de publier la liste des luthiers sélectionnés pour le HGGS rapidement et ferons de notre mieux pour éviter ce genre de désagrément à l'avenir.

Le Festival Guitare d'Issoudun aura lieu du 29 au 31 Octobre, le salon de lutherie quant à lui ouvrira ses portes les 30 et 31 Octobre. Le programme du festival est complété par des master class, des workshops et des concerts. Le public pourra y admirer une superbe sélection d'instruments de luthier. Jetez y un oeil !

http://www.issoudun-guitare.com/

Guitars shows around Europe

The Holy Grail Guitar Show isn't the only one - we are going to compile a directory of guitar shows, trade fairs and events, in Europe and around the world.  Currently many builders are attending the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA..  But there's some opportunities to exhibit closer to home: I've already mentioned the Paris show "Guitares au Beffroi" - if you can't make it there you may want to visit the Milan show "Guitars and Beyond".  Let's liven up the European builder scene and participate - we'll have more listings soon!