The Acoustic Guitar Village within Cremona Musica 2023 presents the program of in-depth masterclasses and many other events that are always updated! Happy Easter everyone!

The Acoustic Guitar Village within Cremona Musica 2023 presents the program of in-depth masterclasses and many other events that are always updated! Happy Easter everyone!

Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September
at the AGV do not miss the masterclasses held by Master Luthiers LEO BUENDIA (Argentina) and TREVOR GORE (Australia)

  • “The modern guitar: design and aesthetics” the program of master luthier Leo Buendia
  • “How to Control the Sound of a Guitar and Vibration of Strings and Tops” by master luthier Trevor Gore, author of the acclaimed and groundbreaking book “Contemporary Acoustic Guitar Design and Build”
    For more information, detailed programs and registration forms, consult our website:



Sunday 24th September at the AGV don’t miss the mandolin masterclass held by Maestro Carlo Aonzo!

  • Take your technique to the next level with the revolutionary independence and synchrony exercises developed by Carlo Aonzo
    Brief description: what are your strengths to exploit? What technical gaps need to be filled and how? Find out by participating in our refinement session.

For further information and program consult our website:

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The AGV program is enriched day after day; here are the news, always updated and about which we will give information through the next newsletters and on the various pages of our website

  • In the AGV exhibition area, the registrations of luthiers and manufacturers as well as importers of acoustic guitars and other plectrum and plucked instruments, both national and international, continue. Furthermore it is enriched with new spaces dedicated to the Ukulele Village and to other protagonists of the music industry such as record labels, publishers, institutions, associations and organizations in the sector.

    We invite luthiers and companies to register to get the best positions in the Acoustic Guitar Village area. We are available for detailed information on the exhibition spaces.
    On April 13-14-15th we will be at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Los Angeles: we are available for meetings and information talks. Contact us!
  • The American acoustic guitarist HAPPY TRAUM will be among the international guests of the event and will perform on various stages, bringing the testimony and stories of the extraordinary and creative music scene of New York’s Greenwich Village. He will also take part in the Italian Bluegrass Meeting, scheduled for Saturday 23rd September on the Live Stage and now in its 10th edition, again with the coordination of Danilo Cartia (19 bands for about 70 musicians last edition!). Jam sessions, performances and workshops throughout the day with guaranteed fun and final dinner for all participants! Partners of the event will always be Martin Guitars and the Deering Banjo Company.
  • The program for Sunday 24th September is also confirmed on the Live Stage with the new edition of Corde e Voci d’Autore dedicated to songwriters-guitarists. The program is being finalized and promises to be very rich as always.
  • The Open Stage, the other important live stage of the AGV, will present non-stop daily performances for all the days of the event, with acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and charangos ready to dialogue with accordions, wind instruments, pianos and other instruments present in the various halls of Cremona Musica.
  • Cremona Musica Downtown, the concert on Saturday evening 23rd September in the historic Federico II courtyard, in front of Cremona’s Piazza del Duomo, will be an opportunity for all visitors and exhibitors to participate in a beautiful evening of high quality music and the celebratory party of the 2023 edition of the AGV in Cremona Musica in the historic center. The program, currently being defined, will see the presence of some of the artists already mentioned and others who will intervene for the occasion. Admission is free.
  • Also for Sunday 24th September, full day, the Cremona Musica Downtown Giovani event is confirmed, which will take place in the other historic courtyard of the Civic Museum-Library of Cremona and will include performances by various soloists and youth acoustic bands with the coordination of Massimo Ottini.

In the coming weeks, the program will be enriched more and more, for the satisfaction of us organizers but above all to encourage and offer to passionate visitors and commercial operators in the sector, whether they are master luthiers or companies, meeting opportunities, contacts and business, between shows, fun and educational cultural insights.

Appointment for operators and visitors on 22-23-24th September at the Cremona Fair, obviously everything will be carried out with the utmost organization and following the necessary indications and precautions. We are waiting for you!

On this occasion, we wish you all the best for your Easter holidays!

Staff at Acoustic Guitar Village, Cremona Musica
Ass. Cult. Armadillo APS – Sarzana (SP)
tel. +39 0187 626993

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