The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an alternative guitar show, featuring fine, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments exhibited by their makers. Show and sale with continuous live acoustic music performances, Luthier Mini-Concerts, and Special Appearances, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24 at The Bearsville Theater & Utopia Soundstage, Woodstock, New York.
The Showcase presents a gathering of some of the best contemporary stringed-instrument makers in the USA, and the finest examples of the luthiers’ art. Fine handmade instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments, and this is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play and experience the instruments, meet with their makers, discuss custom options and one of a kind creations, and to buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders, gathered together in one place. Nylon-stringed classical and flamenco style guitars, steel-string flattop and archtop guitars, crossovers and hybrids, mandolins, banjos, and more will be on display. This year we are pleased to welcome a number of significant builders from the West Coast, eminent innovators all. Thirty Luthiers exhibiting in Bearsville Theater, with more Luthiers and other vendors in the Vendors Annex, next door in Utopia Soundstage. More than Fifty Exhibitors in all, including wood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, inlay artists, and lutherie services, string and accessories manufacturers, magazines and publications, lutherie schools and our Sponsors. Also included is a Special Exhibit of significant historic, vintage and contemporary acoustic guitars and stringed instruments loaned by major collectors, a mini-museum of spectacular stringed exotica. Learn more at woodstockinvitational.com.