Vancouver International Guitar Festival Announces Luthier Workshop Series
The Vancouver International Guitar Festival organizers are excited to announce the Luthier Workshop Series, September 24, 25, showcasing the exceptional and innovative talents of the best in guitar making!
Sharpen your skills and develop a deeper understanding of the craft with master classes for everyone from hobbyists to seasoned professionals. Throughout the weekend elite luthiers and artisans will be sharing the secrets of their success in acoustic and electric guitar building, setup, finishing, construction, tonewood selection, boutique guitar marketing and more.
Experts in the field scheduled include Dave Reimer of Reimer Guitars, veteran guitar finishers John Reghle and Robert Bustos of Vancouver Guitar finishing, luthier and instrument restorer Nicole Alosinac, Bernard Funston of Funston Guitars, Bob Lennon of Thermalwood Canada, Matt Eich of Mule Resophonic and master luthier Sergei De Jonge.
Also featuring a special guest seminar by guitar expert Jamie Gale, curator of the world-renowned Boutique Guitar Showcase, entitled The Sellable Guitar (From concept to satisfied customer).
Early registration is encouraged as space will be limited.
Tickets are $27.50 per class* (plus GST) and must be purchased in addition to Exhibition entry.
Tickets are available at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vancouver-international-guitar-festival-tickets-382122818637
The full schedule is available at: https://vancouverguitarfestival.com/luthier-workshops-202
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SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, SEPT 24, 2022
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM: Creating the Vintage Look and Sound for Electric Guitars, with Dave Reimer of Reimer Guitars
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Modern Guitar Finishing with John Reghle and Robert Bustos of Vancouver Guitar Finishing
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Guitar Set-up 101 with Nicole Alosinac, of Nicole Alosinac Luthiery
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: The Sellable Guitar (From concept to satisfied customer) with Jamie Gale, Curator of the Boutique Guitar Showcase
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM: Introduction to Acoustic Guitar Building with Bernard Funston of Funston Guitars
SCHEDULE – SUNDAY, SEPT 25, 2022
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM Torrefaction Talk with Industry Expert Bob Lennon of ThermalWood Canada – Sponsored by Wood to Works
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Guitar Set-up 101 with Nicole Alosinac, of Nicole Alosinac Luthiery
1:15 PM – 2:15 PM: Building your Boutique Guitar Business; Essential Ingredients of Success, with Matt Eich of Mule Resophonic Guitars
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM: The Art and Science of Voicing a Guitar with Sergei De Jonge, Master Luthier of De Jonge Guitars