Welcome to:
Northern California Association of Luthiers

"God help us"
(a former NCAL executive)

I returned yesterday from a 12 day trip to the frozen north evolving around the Vancouver International Guitar Festival. More about that at the meeting, and while that may not be enough to get you there, I assure you that there will be plenty of other meat in the sandwich. I have sent out an annuncement via my webhost provider, and with luck you will actually get it. If not, I will take more deserate measures allowing you at least a days notice on the event. Or, you can read about it below.
Bruce Sexauer 7/3/17

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.


September 3, 2017
LMI will host.  I have asked for the meeting to be moved to September 10 to avoid Labor Day. Details as they unfold.

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