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 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28, 2012,
at The Bearsville Theater & Utopia
Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street (Route 212), Woodstock, New York 12498.
General Admission $20 per day; two-day pass $30. Advance tickets Bearsville
Theater Box Office: 845-679-4406, www.bearsvilletheater.com
Entering it’s fourth year as a public event, The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase presents
a gathering of the absolute best contemporary stringed-instrument makers
displaying 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.
Thirty-two 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 and
institutions, a mini-museum of spectacular stringed exotica, plus a Special Presentation by Martin Guitars. For the complete list
of Exhibiting Luthiers & Vendors,
go to: http://www.woodstockinvitational.com/exhibitors2012.html"
While you are visiting the Luthiers Showcase, chek out Hudson Valley Good Stuff rated local restaurants, Oriole 9, Yum Yum Noodle Bar, Garden Cafe, and Cucina in Woodstock. There is always The Bear Cafe right next door. The Little Bear has good Chinese food, but I much prefer the dumplings at Yum Yum Noodle Bar.