2019 LUTHIER WORKSHOPS

Full Schedule Announced Soon

Industry leaders offer their expertise on a variety of topics. Advanced guitar styles, luthier tips, new technology, guitar maintenance and repair, social media marketing.

Tickets are $25 per class*, and must be purchased in addition to Exhibition entry.

All Classes will take place at the Exhibition on June 29 & 30 at Creekside Community Centre. Finalized classroom locations will be posted day of the show.                                                                                       


Modern Methods of Acoustic Top Tuning, with an overview of Falcate Bracing - Presented by Gypsy Rye Bear   Top tuning relates to the fundamental resonances and purity of tones. By carefully tuning the top and back during the building process utilizing modern software, guitars with consistent balance and clarity are produced.  Originally developed by Australian luthiers Gore and Gilet, falcate bracing incorporates laminated curved braces reinforced with carbon fibre to reinforce the top. This produces an extremely responsive instrument, with massive tonal range, volume, sustain, clarity and projection.

Modern Methods of Acoustic Top Tuning, with an overview of Falcate Bracing - Presented by Gypsy Rye Bear

Top tuning relates to the fundamental resonances and purity of tones. By carefully tuning the top and back during the building process utilizing modern software, guitars with consistent balance and clarity are produced.

Originally developed by Australian luthiers Gore and Gilet, falcate bracing incorporates laminated curved braces reinforced with carbon fibre to reinforce the top. This produces an extremely responsive instrument, with massive tonal range, volume, sustain, clarity and projection.

Beginners Guitar Set-up Guide   One of the most challenging aspects of building a stringed instrument is the procedure known as a “setup.” The setup determines the instrument’s “playability” and can vary according to the individual player. Learn the12 steps considered absolutely essential in a basic setup.

Beginners Guitar Set-up Guide

One of the most challenging aspects of building a stringed instrument is the procedure known as a “setup.” The setup determines the instrument’s “playability” and can vary according to the individual player. Learn the12 steps considered absolutely essential in a basic setup.

Modern Guitar Finishing  - Presented by John Regehr and Robert Bustos  The final stage in guitar production or restoration is critical to the tone, durability and playability of the instrument. With 50 years of combined experience the former head Guitar Finishers at Larrivee, John Reghle and Robert Bustos provide world class finishes for world class luthiers.

Modern Guitar Finishing - Presented by John Regehr and Robert Bustos

The final stage in guitar production or restoration is critical to the tone, durability and playability of the instrument. With 50 years of combined experience the former head Guitar Finishers at Larrivee, John Reghle and Robert Bustos provide world class finishes for world class luthiers.

A survivor’s guide to building a business in luthiery -  Presented by Jeremy Hamm  Jeremy Hamm, owner of Hamm-tone Guitars & School of Lutherie in Winnipeg will walk and talk through his experience in guitar building and repair.  From setting up the initial shop, earning customers trust and maintaining it; he’ll help starting luthiers get some insight to what it takes to build a business and keep the lights on.

A survivor’s guide to building a business in luthiery - Presented by Jeremy Hamm

Jeremy Hamm, owner of Hamm-tone Guitars & School of Lutherie in Winnipeg will walk and talk through his experience in guitar building and repair.  From setting up the initial shop, earning customers trust and maintaining it; he’ll help starting luthiers get some insight to what it takes to build a business and keep the lights on.