7° Edition – 2004, May


 Like every year, in the Meeting you will find:

  • The “Exhibition of Acoustic Guitar Lutherie, Import, Vintage, Accessories”
  • Performances of the greatest international acoustic guitarists Didactic
  • seminars and workshops 

The Show stands will be at disposal of master luthiers, importers of guitars and accessories, lovers of collection guitars, and furthermore will have room devoted to guitar publishing, dedicated magazines and so on.

During the days there will be also workshops and didactic seminars concerning lutherie and guitar techniques. American master luthiers Jeffrey Elliott and Cindy Burton and Australian senior luthier Patrick Evans will attend meetings and lectures.

All acoustic guitar exhibitors are therefore invited to partecipate to this meeting.

Every partecipant will have adequate room supplied with all necessary equipments inside the rooms of the Firmafede Fortress.

The 15th-century fortress, huge in proportions and surface and lying in the heart of the historical centre of Sarzana, has been restored by the Heritage Preservation Board and is therefore perfectly conforming to required standards and supplied with all that is necessary for exhibitions (every year one of the most important national Antiques Show is held inside of it). From this year on, loading and unloading operations will be made even easier.

Visit: http://www.sarzana.com/pano3d/
index.html – Cittadella dentro le mura

The main evening concerts will take place in the Fortress  inner courtyard in order to increase considerably the number of visitors to the Show.

On every day of the event, starting from 12 a.m.to 9 p.m., the public can freely visit the show and attend the didactic seminars and the afternoon concerts wit no charge.
At 9 p.m., with entrance ticket, performances of the great artists will start inside the Fortress courtyard.

The cast  will be as usual constituted by the best acoustic guitarists on the international scenes.

A special area with bar & restaurant, open full time during the day and before/after the concerts, will be named

The time of the Show,12a.m.-7p.m.,9p.m.-11p.m., has been conceived both to enjoy the most favourable afternoon/evening climatic conditions and to allow also the public of enthusiasts, whose main interest is to see in the evening concerts, to visit the Show and get in touch with the exhibitors.

In this way, mornings will be at disposal for land and boat trips to Val di Magra/Golfo dei Poeti territory, according to a timetable which will be presented by the organizers to the whole group of exhibitors, artists and staff members.

The stay for exhibitors and visitors will be possibile at very cheap prices thanks to special rates agreed with hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities.

For any information about the Acoustic Guitar International Meeting of  Sarzana, contact:
Ass. Cult. Armadillo Club Live Music Promotion
Via Dei Molini, 68 – 19038 SARZANA (SP)  phone/fax: +39 0187 626993

Admission :

Lutherie Exhibition, seminars, workshops, daily concerts,  h.12 a.m.-7 p.m.: Free Entrance

Concerts and visit to the Exhibition,  h.9 p.m.: Thur 20  Tickets € 10,00
Fri 21, Sat 22, Sun 23  Tickets € 14,00 – Three nights subscription: € 35,00