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Old 01-12-2019, 11:26 AM
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Default Artisan Guitar Show - April 12-14: Whose Going?

I wanted to start a thread here in the AGF Custom Shop to see if others are planning on attending this year’s Artisan Guitar Show in Harrisburg, PA April 12-14, 2019?

https://artisanguitarshow.com/

This is the third year for the show and I attended both the 2016 and 2017 shows and thought that they were very well run by the organizer. Like all new shows, the second year attendance was much larger than year one. I expect this year to be even larger given natural third year grow and positive economic conditions. The exhibition room at the hotel was set up with plenty of space by each of the exhibitors to audition their instruments (with seating) plus there are a number of quiet spaces to go to outside the room as well. Master classes and concerts (see website for details on these) take place in other nearby rooms in to hotel.

The event takes place at a Best Western Premier Central Hotel & Conference Center in Harrisburg, PA. The location while unfamiliar to many, is actually centrally located about 1-hour drive from Baltimore, 2-hour drive from Philadelphia or Washington DC and 3-hours drive from New York City and Pittsburgh areas. Everything takes place at the hotel: the exhibit hall, master classes, evening concerts, cocktail party and impromptu jams in the evenings. Being a smaller city (PA State Capital), the room rates are also quite reasonable. I found this particularly convenient to stay at the hotel when you have some personal guitars with you. I know a number of builders who have post in this forum are going (see the list below).

This year I am definitely going again. Who else is planning on attending? I will share photos of the luthier’s guitars from the show on this thread as well.

Here’s the line up of 55 luthier, guitar companies, amp companies, retailers, tools, woods, accessories and services and other exhibitors for this year:

List of 39 Luthier Exhibitors:

1) American Archtop Guitars (Dale Unger)
https://www.americanarchtop.com/

2) Bethany Guitars (Phil Brunwin)
https://www.bethanyguitars.com/

3) Borghino Guitars (Mirko Borghino)
http://www.borghinoguitars.com/borghinoguitars.html

4) Circa Guitars (John Slobod)
http://www.circaguitars.com/

5) Circle Strings (Adam Buchwald)
http://www.circlestrings.com/

6) Comins Guitars (Bill Comins)
http://www.cominsguitars.com/

7) Dammann Custom Instruments
https://dammanninstruments.com/

8) Davide Serracini
http://www.serracini.it/en/liutaio/

9) Everett Guitars (Kent Everett)
http://www.everettguitars.com/

10) FE Tellier Guitars (Fred Tellier)
https://fetellierguitars.com/

11) Galloup Guitars (Bryan Galloup)
http://www.galloupguitars.com/

12) Greenfield Guitars (Michael Greenfield)
http://www.greenfieldguitars.com/

13) Ken Parker Archtops (Ken Parker)
https://kenparkerarchtops.com/

14) Kostal Guitars (Jason Kostal)
https://www.kostalguitars.com/

15) Lattanze Guitars (Anthony Lattanze)
http://www.lattanzeguitars.com/

16) Laurent Brondel, Luthier (Laurent Brondel)
http://www.laurentbrondel.com

17) Lehmann Strings (Bernie Lehmann)
http://www.lehmannstrings.com/

18) MacCubbin Guitars (David MacCubbin)
http://www.maccubbinguitars.com/

19) Maegen Wells Guitars (Maegen Wells)
http://www.maegenwellsguitars.com/mwg

20) Maxmonte Guitars (Massimiliano Monterosso)
https://www.maxmonte.com/en/

21) McKnight Guitars (Tim McKnight)
http://www.mcknightguitars.com/

22) Mirabella Guitars (Cris Mirabella)
http://www.mirabellaguitars.com/

23) Monteleone (John Monteleone)
http://www.monteleone.net/

24) Osthoff Guitars (John Osthoff)
https://www.osthoffguitars.com/

25) Les Guitares Pellerin (Michele Pellerin)
http://guitarespellerin.com/

26) Pfifer Guitars (Woody Pfifer)
https://www.phiferguitars.com/

27) Ribbecke Guitars (Tom Ribbecke)
http://www.ribbecke.com/

28) Robbins Acoustics (Tyler Robbins)
https://www.robbinsacoustics.com/

29) Atelier Rosenkrantz (Rachel Rosenkrantz)
https://www.atelierrosenkrantz.com/

30) Sam Guidry Handmade Guitars (Sam Guidry)
http://www.samguidryguitars.com/

31) Sexauer Guitars (Bruce Sexauer)
http://www.sexauerluthier.com/

32) Skytop Guitars (Eric Weigeshoff)
http://www.skytopguitars.com/

33) Tim Bram Guitars (Tim Bram)
https://www.timbramguitars.com/

34) Trenier Guitars (Bryant Trenier)
http://www.trenierguitars.com/#trenier-home

35) Kathy Wingert Guitars (Kathy Wingert)
http://www.wingertguitars.com/

36) Wilborn Guitars (Ben Wilborn)
https://www.wilbornguitars.com/

37) Note for Note (Yen Lai)
https://www.notefornote.net/

38) Zimnicki Guitars (Gary Zimnicki)
https://zimnicki.com/

39) LeGeyt Instruments (Burton LeGeyt)
http://www.legeytinstruments.com/

16 Other Exhibitors:

1) Acoustic Guitar Magazine
http://acousticguitar.com/

2) Acoustic Remedy Cases
https://www.acousticremedycases.com/

3) American Music Furniture
https://americanmusicfurniture.com/

4) BAM Cases
https://bamcases.myshopify.com/

5) Bourgeois Guitars
https://bourgeoisguitars.net/

6) DHR Guitar Experience
https://www.dhrguitarexperience.com/

7) Duke of Pearl
http://www.dukeofpearl.com/

8) Froggy Bottom Guitars
http://froggybottomguitars.com/

9) Hearne Hardwoods
http://hearnehardwoods.com/

10) Henriksen Amplifiers
https://www.henriksenamplifiers.com/

11) Heritage Insurance Services
https://musicins.com/

12) Humphrey Amps
http://www.humphreyamps.com/

13) Jack Daniels
https://www.jackdaniels.com/en-us

14) Lie-Nielsen Tool Works
https://www.lie-nielsen.com/

15) Solid Ground Stands
https://www.solidgroundstands.com/

16) Take a Stand
http://takeastandinc.com/
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:07 PM
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I was a late add on and my name isn't on the main site yet but I will be there showing my guitars. Very excited
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:25 PM
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Super! I will add you to the list...

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I was a late add on and my name isn't on the main site yet but I will be there showing my guitars. Very excited
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Hi Bob,
Thanks for taking charge with this thread. Iíll volunteer to make another batch of wooden AGF badges if enough people are interested?
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:54 PM
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See you, Mary ní Adrienne at the show...

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Thanks for taking charge with this thread. Iíll volunteer to make another batch of wooden AGF badges if enough people are interested?
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I plan to be back. I will have get the mountain bike trail information from John Thomas.
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I plan to be back. I will have get the mountain bike trail information from John Thomas.
All right! Let's do some mountain biking together! There's a decent set of trails in Harrisburg, 5 miles from the guitar show venue.

Oh, and I'll be there ... with a guitar or 2 and my mountain bike.

Too cool.
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All right! Let's do some mountain biking together! There's a decent set of trails in Harrisburg, 5 miles from the guitar show venue.

Oh, and I'll be there ... with a guitar or 2 and my mountain bike.

Too cool.
Alright John! I have a nice Seven hard tail and needed a cargo bike while my new touring bike was made. So I took off the shock and replaced it with a ruggedized carbon fork from Surly, added a few racks, put on a Jones type bar and slicked the tires. Good news: the touring bike arrived, whew! I will strip back the Seven and throw on some knobbies. I want to keep the rigid carbon fork and Jones Bar however. I think I can muscle that around...we’ll see. If not I will get a good view of your back tire and, hopefully not, the sky.
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I'm in, it's a great show!. Looking forward to seeing all the great builders and guitars.
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Iím going of course but is jimmy b going too? Iíd like to see him again
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Heíll be there... (Iíll tell him that you asked...)

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This is my first year at Artisan and I'm very glad to be going!
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Artisan Guitar Show Concert Series

Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:00 AM Hiroya Tsukamoto - Robbins Acoustics
12:00 PM Mark Lemaire - Yen Guitar
1:00 PM Robin Bullock - MacCubbin Guitars
2:00 PM Tim Farrell - DHR Guitar Experience
3:00 PM Adam Miller - Greenfield Guitars
4:00 PM Richie Hart and David Gilmore - Phifer Guitars
5:00 PM Courtney Hartman - Bourgeois Guitar

Sunday, April 14, 2019
10:30 AM Alex Anderson - Pellerin Guitars
11:30 AM Kinloch Nelson - Lehmann Strings
12:30 PM Lyle Brewer - Ken Parker Archtops
1:30 PM Joe Mass - McKnight Guitars
2:30 PM Luke Brindley - Circle Strings

Artisan Guitar Show VIP Events

Friday, April 12, 2019
6:00 PM Jazz All-Stars featuring Jimmy Bruno, Sean McGowan, and Steve Herberman - Comins Guitars and Henriksen Amplifiers
8:00 PM Brent Mason presented by the Artisan Guitar Show

Saturday, April 13, 2019
6:00 PM Maurizio Brunod - Borghino Guitars
8:00 PM Jimmy Webb presented by the Artisan Guitar Show
Artisan Guitar Show Master Class Series

Saturday, April 13, 2019
11:00 AM Tim Farrell - Acoustic Guitar Music of The Beatles
12:00 PM Dick Boak - The Many Elements and Variables of Tone
1:00 PM Brent Mason - Blurring the Lines Between Country and Jazz Guitar
2:00 PM Jimmy Webb - Songwriting Clinic by a Songwriting Master
4:00 PM Sean McGowan - Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar
5:00 PM John Thomas - Kalamazoo Gals

Sunday, April 14, 2019
11:00 AM Lie-Nielsen - Working with Heirloom Quality Hand Tools
12:00 PM Dana Bourgeois - A Top Voicing Demonstration
1:30 PM Jimmy Bruno - Jazz Master Class
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Artisan Guitar Show Concert Series

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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5:00 PM Courtney Hartman - Bourgeois Guitar

Artisan Guitar Show Master Class Series

Saturday, April 13, 2019
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5:00 PM John Thomas - Kalamazoo Gals
Hmm. An easy choice: go see my good friend Courtney. But, on your way, stop by to say hello.
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Cool! Thanks Bob for rounding us up with this thread! Iíll be there and it will be nice to hang out with you all!
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