EVENTS AND PRESS
Save the date!
2019 Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit
May 4 & 5, Portland Community College Sylvania Campus
With the closing of Marylhurst University in June 2018, Portland's longest-running musical instrument show needed to find a new home. Show organizers are happy to announce that the 44th annual Northwest Handmade Musical Instrument Exhibit will be hosted this year by Portland Community College at their Sylvania Campus in Southwest Portland. On May 4th and 5th, from noon to 5:00pm, $5.00 will get you entrance to the exhibit floor, with over 80 of the Northwest's best luthiers and lutherie suppliers, as well as mini-concerts performed every 15 minutes on exhibit instruments. Save the date!
Local Woods Challenge at the
2018 Vancouver International Guitar Festival
At the VIGF, I was proud to participate in the Local Woods Challenge along with seven other awesome international luthiers. The challenge? Simply to build a guitar with woods local to your geographic region (and NO exotic/tropical woods). This was easy for me, because Jayemar Guitars are always built with local, salvaged, and up-cycled woods. Thanks to Marc Saumier for organizing this event!
1. Louis-Philippe Bond, Bond Instruments
2. Trevor Woodland, Vigilant Guitars
3. Jason Rodgers, Jayemar Guitars
4. Mark Gaiero, Gaiero Guitars
5. Andy Webber, Whalehazard Guitars
6. Will Bright, Bright Guitars
7. Marc Saumier, Marc Saumier Luthier
8. Trevor Kronbauer, Kronbauer Guitars
On The Luthierist Podcast!
The Luthierist Podcast is an interview-based podcast about guitar building by my friend and luthier Paul Rhoney. Check out my interview in Episode 139, and browse the episodes to find out more about your other favorite guitar builders. If you like what you hear, and want access to exclusive content, consider becoming a supporter of the show.