Legendary Luthiers Talks
TAMCO's Legendary Luthier Talks take place about twice a year. I invite some of the world's most accomplished luthiers to meet customers in my shop during the day and for a talk and meal in the evening.
Legendary Luthiers Four: Ray Kraut and Somogyi and apprentices guitar owners meet 31 Oct 2015
This will be the fourth legendary Luthiers event. Previous events with Ervin Somogyi, Linda Manzer and Grit Laskin were a great success.
The idea started out as a meet for owners of Ervin Somogyi and his apprentices guitars. Then I remembered that I was due a guitar from Ray Kraut soon. So Ray will be bringing a guitar and giving a talk.
I am hoping many of you with guitars by Ervin and his apprentices will come along with your guitars and compare and contrast! I am planning to video the event and will continue with the owners meet in my house on the Sunday of there is enough interest. Non owners welcome too!
I should have Somogyi apprentices guitars in stock from Ray, Leo Buendia, Hiroshi Ogino and Michi Matsuda.
It will follow the usual pattern, open house in my shop on the Saturday until six, talk at six, ticket holders only, then food at Bom Bane's at around eight. There are only twenty tickest available.
This was a fantastic success, enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Ray
Legendary Luthiers: Linda Manzer visit 8 November 2014Following the great success of Ervin Somogyi's visit I decided to offer a Legendary Luthiers series of visits to TAMCO. Legends in contemporary guitar luthiery don't get any bigger than Linda Manzer.
The visit was a great success. It was an honour to have Linda and Peggy White here. After a few hours chatting in the shop we all went over to Bom Bane's Café where Linda gave a wonderful slide show and Jane (Bom Bane) provided a fantastic spread of delicious food. It really was a privilege to hear Linda tell her story I'm I am over the moon to have one of her guitars in stock.
I'm hoping to have Linda's close friend Grit Laskin and Jeff Traugott over in 2015.
Grit Laskin visit April 25th 2015. Legendary Luthiers Three.William (Grit) Laskin is legendary for his inlays. He is a VERY entertaining speaker covering his part in the development of the soundport and arm bevel with many informative and interesting stories to tell.
See my reviews page for the article published in Acoustic magazine about the day.
Legendary Luthiers: Ervin Somogyi Visit 12 July 2014We all had a great time and immensely enjoyed Ervin's visit. I've known him for a while now since living at his workshop for three days. He give many fascinating insights into guitar building and was his usual very entertaining self.