Luthier, noun: Individual who creates stringed musical instruments.
In the spirit of the US holiday of giving thanks, Shady Lea Guitars is holding Gobblefest to celebrate Thanksgiving and the grand opening of their new location. Formerly located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island Shady Lea Guitars has been holding high standards for the world of handmade guitars in the New England area over the past two years. The luthier school offers high caliber guitar building classes to folks of all ages and secured a Rhode Island Best award in 2015.
Recently expanded within a historical building in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Shady Lea Guitars school of luthier will be holding an open house on November 26th where they will host an open mic, turkey potluck, tours, guitar building demos, and live musical acts. Renovations of Shady Lea Guitar Company’s new home has been ongoing for the last few months, and it’s ready to be introduced to the locals. The nearly 12 hour event is a token of thanks to their students and to the community for their support, and will serve as the debut of their designated nonprofit venue space, gallery, and coffee bar “Pump House Music Works”. “Pump House Music Works” marks the guitar company’s move from guitar building school to the continuous addition of community engagement.
What does it mean to be a luthier? Building a guitar, violin, cello or any other instrument is a long and slow process, usually taking at least a few months to compete. It is an art form that has been around for centuries; a luthier must carefully carve and sculpt blocks of wood, and inlay frets and sound holes. Every slight curve of an instrument was meticulously shaped by a luthier.
To learn more join Shady Lea Guitars November 26th, and keep an eye on their event page for the announcements of live performers.
Saturday, November 26, 2016 | 11 am – 10 pm
1464 Kingstown Rd, Wakefield | 02879
Rhode Island | USA