New activities during the 18th edition of the AGM – at the moment more than 100 stands of luthiers, guitar makers and companies – in few days the complete program of the artists – registration for the lutherie and guitar didactics courses/seminars, do it now!

New activities during the 18th edition of the AGM – at the moment more than 100 stands of luthiers, guitar makers and companies – in few days the complete program of the artists – registration for the lutherie and guitar didactics courses/seminars, do it now!

The 18th edition of the ACOUSTIC GUITAR MEETING will take place at the Firmafede Fortress in SARZANA (La Spezia), Italy, on 2015, May 27-28-29-30-31.  It will present the performances of the greatest international acoustic guitarists and the “Acoustic Guitar Lutherie, Import, Vintage, Accessories Show“.
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The AGM will open on Wednesday May 27th with the acoustic guitar courses-workshops for guitar making and playing techniques. The courses will be held on May 27th-28th-29th with lessons of 6 hours a day. Teachers of lutherie workshops will be Linda Manzer (Canada) and Dick Boak (US); acoustic guitar techniques will be taught by Alex De Grassi (US), Tim Sparks (US), Pietro Nobile (IT) and coordinated by Giuseppe Tropeano, teacher of ScuolacusticA in Sarzana.

On Thursday May 28th, the evening concert will present “New Sounds of Acoustic Music” Ibanez-Mogar Award 2015, a very famous young guitarists contest. At the end of the contest it will start a concert with international guitar players .
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On Friday May 29th, Saturday May 30th, Sunday May 31st the best acoustic guitar players from all over the world will perform on the main stage, in solo or in musical ensemble;
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Stands for the “Acoustic Guitar Lutherie, Import, Vintage, Accessories Show” (May 29th-30th-31st) will be at the disposal of master luthiers, guitar companies, importers of guitars and accessories, lovers of collection guitars, and further space will be devoted to guitar publishing, dedicated magazines, CDs, vinyl’s and so on. During the day, on the various stages around the fortress, concerts, live demonstrations, presentation of new products, guitar events, etc, will be held.  (123 stands were present in 2014 with exhibitors and luthiers from all over Europe, US and Australia)

“Ukulele Village” – a special area for Ukulele makers will be present, with seminars and a stage for concerts/demo.

Workshops and lutherie conferences by Richard Hoover (Santa Cruz Guitars), Bill Collings (Collings Guitars), Dick Boak (Martin Guitars), Andy Powers (Taylor Guitars), Scott Fore (Bourgeois Guitars), Heart Sound (acoustic guitar amplification),  Leo Petrucci (ancient string instruments restoration), etc.
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BLUEGRASS MEETING: Friday May 29th, from 11am to 7pm on the Fossato stage. Performances, workshops, jam sessions of bluegrass music lovers.
Coordinated by Danilo Cartia.

NEIL YOUNG CELEBRATION DAY: Saturday May 30th, from 11am to 7pm on the Fossato Stage. Performances, jam sessions with bands and solo musicians to celebrate the 70th birthday of Neil Young.
Coordinated by Francesco Lucarelli e Stefano Frollano.

BOB BROZMAN MEMORIAL BLUES PLACE: Sunday May 31st at 11am on the Fossato Stage, performance of the orchestra “One castle 100 guitars”
100 guitarists on stage!
Direction by Dino Baudone

Other concerts, showcases and demos will take place on the Tower Stage and on the Demo stage, located in various areas of the Fortress.

Central stage P.A. System by FBT Elettronica,
Other stages amplification by Acus-sound.
Accessoris by Shure by Prase and Bespeco.

Welcome to Sarzana, to enjoy the Acoustic Guitar Meeting!

 

PARTNERS and SPONSORS:

Città di Sarzana – Regione Liguria – Ministero dei Beni Culturali, Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici  della Liguria – Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca, Direzione per la Liguria, USP La Spezia – Università di Pisa,  Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia,  Corso di laurea in Cinema Musica Teatro – Fondazione Campus Studi del Mediterraneo, Università del Turismo, Lucca
Heineken Italia spa – Arinox, Arvedi Group
Eko Music Group – Martin Guitars – Fishman Pickups – Mogar Music distr. Ibanez Guitars – Taylor Guitars – Lowden Guitars – Collings Guitars – Santa Cruz Guitar Company – Bourgeois Guitars – Martinez Guitars – Gold Music distr. Breedlove, Tanglewood, Alvarez, Cole Clark Guitars, Kala Ukuleles – Aramini, distr. Larrivée, Lakewood, Sigma Guitars – Yamaha Guitars – Domus Musica distr. Dogal Strings, Shadow – National Reso-phonic Guitars – Deering Banjo Company – John Pearse Strings – B-Band Transducers
Sound & accessories by FBT Elettronica – Acus-sound – Shure by Prase – Bespeco,

Partners: “Cremona Mondomusica” – “Mondomusica New York” – Fingerpicking.net – Accademia di Chitarra “LIZARD” – A.D.G.P.A. of Italy – Januaforum, Associazione di Promozione Sociale Internazionale

Magazines: “DismamusicaMagazine”,  “Chitarra Acustica”, “Guitar Club”,  “Chitarre”, “Strumenti Musicali”, “Big Box”, “Suonare News”, ”Seicorde”, “Buscadero”, “Il Blues”,  ”Pagine Musica”, “Il Manifesto”

Media partners: Fingerpicking.net – MEI-AudioCoop – Folk Bulletin – Mentelocale.it – Radio Babboleo – Blue Liguria

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