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Our Next Show
October 13-15, 2023
Bearsville Center
Woodstock, NY

Join us at our next show:
October 13-15, 2023
Bearsville Center , Woodstock, NY

Join us at our Next show:

Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
is scheduled for
October 13, 14 &15, 2023
at the Bearsville Center,
Woodstock, New York, USA


Showcase hours are 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 13, 14 & 15, 2023. Bearsville Center is located at 291 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498, USA

Advance Tickets for the 2023 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase will go on sale through the Bearsville Theater Box Office . General Admission $25 per day; Three-Day Pass $60. Includes all Exhibits in the Bearsville Theater, Utopia Soundstage and Tonewood Tent, plus 7 hours per day continuous live music – Luthier Mini-Concert demonstrations and Special Appearances – in the Bearsville Theater Lounge. Wristbands allow you to come and go as you please. Instructional Clinics & Workshops, Off-Site Concerts and Special Events to be announced are by separate admission

2023 Exhibitors will be listed on our EXHIBITORS page as they are confirmed, beginning in March 2023. Music & Events, Performers, Cllnics and Instructors, Performance Schedule, Concerts, Special Exhibits, etc. will be posted on our MUSIC & EVENTS pages as they are confirmed.

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With thanks to our venue the Bearsville Center, our Premier Sponsor Acoustic Guitar Magazine, and our supporting Sponsors the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans & Guitarmaker Magazine, Bourgeois Guitars, D’Addario & Co., Fishman, Inc., Heritage Insurance, C. F. Martin & Co., WAMC Northeast Public Radio, and the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts!

Special thanks and acknowledgement must go to our incredible Team WILS Production Partners: Sharon Klein, Music Coordinator; Lu Ann Bielawa, Events & Volunteers Coordinator; Mark Heller, Showcase Development & Social Media; Stuart Mono, Publisher and Database Manager.

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The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual acoustic guitar festival for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world!

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Talented Luthiers


Educational Guitar Clinics and Workshops


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A luthier (from the word lute) is a stringed-instrument maker. Fine handmade instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments, and the Luthiers Showcase is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play and experience the instruments, meet with their makers, discuss custom options and one of a kind creations, and buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders, all gathered together in one place. Other vendors include tonewood dealers, parts and tool suppliers, string and accessories manufacturers, publications and instructional materials, lutherie services and schools. The three-day show features continuous live music, mini-concerts, demos and special appearances; plus Special Exhibits and Special Events included in the admission fee. We also present a series of Instructional Clinics and Workshops, taught by some of the world's finest instrumentalists, and our annual String Sampler Concert, by separate admission.

Woodstock, NY is the internationally known art and music community with a deep pool of notable local talent. Only a two-hour drive from New York City, October is peak autumn foliage season in the heart of the Catskill Mountains.