Welcome to:
Northern California Association of Luthiers

"God help us"
(a former NCAL executive)

Due to unknown confusion about who does what, the announcement for the May meeting has gone out late.  Today, in fact, which is May 4. If you are reading this and haven't gotten the announcement, you are not on the list. Come to the meeting and rectify the situation!
Bruce Sexauer  5/4/17

NCAL's meetings are open to anyone who thinks they are interested in making musical instruments. You need not actually have built an instrument, and certainly do not need to be a professional. We do welcome professionals, however, as the lutherie community represents both an opportunity to share and to learn, allowing us all to stay at the head of our craft.

NCAL usually meets on the first Sunday of the odd numbered months (January/March/etc.) and most often  this meeting is hosted by a member or "interested party" with a shop or related space big enough to hold 50 or so people.  It is the writers intention to list the time and place of the next meeting on this page as soon as the facts have revealed themselves.


May 7, 2017
Ervin Somogyi's shop at 516 52nd Street in Oakland California.  1 through 5 pm.
Ervin will present on:  Guitars, virtue, and nudity: the guitar as an icon of culture, class, status, and social values. Please bring a folding chair or be willing to stand for hours. Snacks/drinks are welcome.

July is available

September 3, 2017
LMI will host.  Deatails as they unfold.

Who thinks this far ahead? I'm thinking SF guitarworks. . . .