As you know, this year I was really happy to get invited to exhibit at the Holy Grail Guitar Show in Berlin. This is a fantastic event hosted and created by the EGB (European Guitar Builders), with the aim to bring together independent luthiers from across the world to showcase and promote the hand made guitar.
Also managed to catch up over some beers with the guys from Bare Knuckle Pickups (we use as an option in many of our models and featured in all that we took to the show). As well as BKP, great to meet in person some of the other luthiers - JJ Guitars , Dubre Guitars , Ergon Guitars and also Andy Manson. Andy's guitars (and mandolins, like the one he took to the show) are legendary, as he is himself, honored at the show in celebration of an amazing 45 years making guitars.
Really impressed by how well the exhibition was organised, with 1000's of people coming to see all the guitars, chat with the builder themselves and take it all in - there was much slobbering and stroking!
I recommend to any guitar-lover out there, try to get there next year - it is an event not to be missed! Guitar porn at a whole new level!