“The Magic of Handmade Guitars”

Sunday 14:00-14:45 in Room Strassburg

by Kathryn Dudley, USADudley_photo
Author of the book ‘Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America’


What makes artisanal guitars unique? How do guitar builders approach their craft? Why is there a renaissance in guitar making today? To explore these questions, Kathryn Dudley, a professor of anthropology and American studies at Yale University, interviewed 150 guitar makers, collectors, dealers, guitar show promoters, and material suppliers in Canada and the United States.
In this talk, she will tell us what she learned and what it was like to enter the world of lutherie as a guitar player and owner herself. She is the author of Guitar Makers: The Endurance of Artisanal Values in North America.
Kathryn will be available for book signing 15:00 on Sunday, at the book table in the Foyer.