9 March 2014

GFA 2014

A few days ago I registered for the GFA (Guitar Foundation of America) convention that's going to be held in LA this summer from June 20th to 26th. If you'll be attending too, please stop by the vendor fair to introduce yourself. Even though this week had a lot of distractions from guitar building - like book keeping, communicating with some new customers, shipping a guitar... I managed to get under way on the two guitars that I'll be taking to display at the convention.

Ebony head veneer with inlay strip
Here are some specs of these two instruments:

1) Euro spruce top / Euro maple back and sides
650mm scale
elevated fingerboard
Baljak tuners
tie block inlay and matching head stock inlay strip
full French polish finish

2) Cedar top / Indian rosewood back and sides
The bent sides for both guitars
650mm scale
elevated fingerboard
sound port
Alessi tuners
maybe oil varnish finish

I know a lot of guitarists might assume that the GFA conventions are mostly geared for high level players and competitors. But I've found the atmosphere to be very open, with a lot to offer for everyone - beginner to professional players of any age, music teachers/educators, university students.... Really anyone with a keen interest in the classical guitar will find a lot of stimulation (okay, maybe over-stimulation) and inspiration at these conventions. I hope to see you there!