Healdsburg, Montreal Combine Forces

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Organizers of the Healdsburg Guitar Festival and the Montreal Guitar Show have announced an alliance they believe will better promote the guitar, the craft/art of lutherie, and the creative talents of the people behind it. As a result, the two events will be held alternately: as of 2012, the Montreal Guitar Show will be held every second year in Montreal, while the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, in Santa Rosa, California, will be held in odd-numbered years.

The idea was conceived to allow luthiers to present in turns rather than divide their time and costs between the two events. Each of the shows will promote the other.

The 6th edition of the Montreal Show will be held June 29 to July 1. The next Healdsburg show is slated for August of 2013. For more, go to equipespectra.ca and festivalofguitars.com.