Lutherie shows draw guitar fanatics through a mix of exhibitions, master classes, panels, and demonstration performances.
Taylor looks to the future with its new V-Class bracing system, which was designed to boost the volume and sustain of its instruments, while also improving their intonation.
If there’s one breed of customer that rankles guitar-store owners, it’s not the unreasonable haggler or the teenager who overworks a Nirvana riff for an afternoon. More than anything, it’s the shopper who comes to examine an item but fully intends to purchase it online elsewhere. “Showcasing,” as it’s known, is not new, but it’s increasingly in the open, and indicative of a fickle retail environment where buyers chase deals via the internet.
Umanov Guitars, a Greenwich Village mainstay since 1969, closes for good.