The EU has published a Question and Answer document to address and explain the recent CITES changes concerning especially Dalbergia (Rosewood). Click here ...
Please Join or Support the European Luthiers
The European Guitar Builders association welcomes you to join or support our growing community! There are two types of memberships:
You are an independent professional guitar builder
Your business is located in Europe
You are recommended by another full member
You have a business philosophy compatible with the association’s philosophy
In 2016 it was decided that new applicants need to have been in business for at least 3 years. In this case you can still submit this application, but it might happen that you have support membership status until this requirement is met.
Annual membership fee 100€. Full membership grants you the right to vote in the general assembly and you can be elected to serve on the board. Your application will be reviewed and approved by the board. Full members will be listed on the member page on the website.
EGB is the organizer of The Holy Grail Guitar Show. Please notice that EGB full membership does not grant an exhibitor spot at the show.
The support membership allows those not qualifying for full membership to be part of the community and to support the development of the EGB and its mission and philosophy. This type of membership is open to individuals but also to organisations pursuing similar goals. Support membership grants the right to attend the general assembly, but not the right to vote.
Membership fees for support membership:
Individuals can choose to pay 30€, 50€ or a higher amount.
Organisations 100€ or a higher amount of their choice.
Membership fees are paid annually. Full & Support members will receive an invoice for their dues once their membership has been approved. Accepted payment methods: Wire transfer or PayPal
If you have any questions please contact us.
March 10, 2017
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 ...March 9, 2017
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 ...March 2, 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 ...January 10, 2017
Madinter published this comprehensive guide about the (new) CITES regulations on their website: ...December 29, 2016
The changes decided by the CoP17 will affect luthiers worldwide. Although the EU has not yet published their decision on how and when the new regulations ...December 21, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!