The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2020 Cancellation

We, “The European Guitar Builders e. V. ” unfortunately find ourselves forced to announce that The Holy Grail Guitar Show, planned for May 2nd and 3rd, 2020 at the Hotel Estrel in Berlin, has to be cancelled.

The Berlin Senate issued a new decree on April 21, 2020, determining the necessary measures to curb the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV -2 in Berlin. This ordinance, under § 4 of the general behavioral regulations, bans public and non-public events, and meetings such as planned by our association from taking place.

We are heartbroken to bring these sad news to you and share your disappointment. For us, The Holy Grail Guitar Show has been an important part of our lives in recent years and we regret that we cannot welcome you (again) in Berlin.

The protection of the health of all exhibitors, visitors and employees must of course come first. Accordingly, we hope that both the legal situation, which has developed since the enactment of the ordinance yesterday, and the decision based on it to cancel The Holy Grail Guitar Show, will ultimately be understood by all exhibitors, visitors, helpers and other participants, and will be equally supported by everyone!

Why cancel instead of postponing? A postponement would face unpredictable complications and many unknowns. In the current uncertain situation, it would not be a responsible choice to make further commitments.

We thank you for your patience so far and also for the trust that you have placed in us in the past, which has also made the success of the last four editions of The HGGS possible. We are not big event promoters, The HGGS has always been a ‘grass roots’ effort. In this uncertain time, community is more important than ever.

With this in mind, we are planning a virtual show for the Show weekend and cordially invite you to take part. More details will follow in the next few days on our website and Social Media channels.

With best wishes

The EGB Board

Michael Spalt, Juha Ruokangas, Jacco Stuitje, Frank Deimel, Christian Stoll, Adriano Sergio, Adrian Lucas, Andrea Ballarin, Diego Vila

April 22, 2020

The EGB Community Build Project – Video

The Holy Grail Guitar Show 2020 is accepting exhibitor applications

As of today the application form for the 5th edition of The HGGS is available online!

The next Show will be on May 2 - 3, 2020 at the Estrel Berlin!

Click here for the application form

EGB Members at the MusicShow Milan, November 24 & 25

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

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From September 7 to 9 the Guitar Summit will again happen at the Rosengarten in Mannheim. 20 EGB members from all over Europe will exhibit together as a group:

Atelier Jacky Walraet, Luthier -
Auly Guitars -
Claas Guitars -
De Gier Guitars & Basses -
Ergon guitars -
Giulio Negrini Guitars -
Herrmann Guitars -
Hilko Guitars -
Jablonski Guitars -
JHG Guitars -
manne guitars -
Oliver Lang Instruments -
Preussguitars -
Soultool customized Guitars Switzerland -
Spalt Instruments -
Spohn Guitars -
Stoll Guitars -
Tausch Electric Guitars -
TV Jones -
Ulrich Teuffel -

In addition, several other EGB members will display their instruments in their own booths. Come and visit with us!

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The EGB Community Build / Electric Guitar:

EGB Community Build: An Electric Guitar

The electric guitar is finished!

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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!