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August 7, 2006

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's festival. We had a lot of happy builders, great workshops, and some riveting mini-concerts.

See a Slide Show of this year's Festival here!

July 31, 2006

Purchasing tickets online will be possible only until 12:00 noon EST, Tuesday, August 1st, 2006. At that time, we will close the online ticket page. You may still purchase tickets for day passes, lectures, and workshops, as they are available, at the door at the Hyatt Regency.

July 25, 2006

Laurence Juber's workshop at 2:00PM on Friday, August 4 has SOLD OUT. However, Laurence has agreed to repeat his workshop at 4:00PM.

July 6, 2006

We are sad to report that Duke Robillard has cancelled his workshop in the 4:00PM slot on Friday, August 4th.

June 13, 2006

We regret to report that Larry Campbell has had to cancel his workshop. If you purchased a ticket to attend Larry's workshop, we will contact you and issue a refund.

June 5, 2006 - Door Prizes!

This year, we're offering daily door prizes, and a "Grand Door Prize". To be eligible, you need to sign up as you enter the Festival doors at the Hyatt Regency Newport. We'll be giving away two free one-year subscriptions to Acoustic Guitar Magazine each day. And the Grand Prize, to be given away shortly after the Festival ends, is a Deluxe Calton Case, custom-made for the instrument of your choice. Calton Cases are valued worldwide by musicians who need the ultimate in protection for their musical instruments. So don't forget to sign-in when you're in Newport this August (We'll remind you!). (Festival staff, advertisers, sponsors, and workshop presenters are not eligible to win our door prizes).

May 24, 2006

Tickets are now available! And you can purchase them online! See our Tickets Page to buy tickets for the Festival and Workshops.

March 30, 2006

Mini-concerts and Workshop schedules are in place. We've put together an exciting Lecture Series presented by some renowned guitar builders. And we're up to our maximum of 78 exhibitors - no more tables are available!

February 12, 2006

We're on the home stretch as far as adding builders, workshops, and mini-concerts. The workshop presenter bios are posted along with descriptions for some of the workshops, and we'll be posting the mini-concert schedule soon.

December 7, 2005

We're excited to announce that Fishman Transducers, a maker of fine electronic pickups and amplifier equipment, is a sponsor of the Newport Guitar Festival. They join our other sponsors, Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Allied Lutherie, Ltd., Heritage Insurance, Stewart-McDonald, and 13thFret.com. Please take some time to view the websites of our sponsors and support them as your needs arise.

See an updated list of builders planning to attend the 2006 festival on our Builders page.

See an updated list of players giving workshops on our Workshops page.

August 2004

By all accounts, the 2004 Festival was a grand success. It was a fine array of handcrafted instruments, builders, workshops, and demonstrations. We've archived our 2004 website, which includes many photos, the workshop and mini-concert schedules, etc., and can be accessed by clicking on the following link:

Visit the Archived 2004 Website

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