American Music Furniture a sponsor at Fretboard Summit 2016

American Music Furniture a sponsor at Fretboard Summit 2016

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We are pleased to participate as a sponsor at the Fretboard Summit October 14-16, 2016 in San Diego.  Guitar Habitat® cabinets will be on view, and we’re sponsoring a beer tasting.  For details and tickets visit The Fretboard Summit is a gathering like no other. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet some of the world’s greatest guitarmakers (2015’s event included talks from Bill Collings, Richard Hoover, Dana Bourgeois, Paul Reed Smith, Rick Turner and Jeff Traugott), hear some of the most inspiring music being made today and network with fellow guitar fanatics and professionals. The entire weekend has been carefully curated by the staff of the Fretboard Journal and features some of our magazine’s favorite subjects and contributors. Beyond the above, we’ll be taking over the resort and filling it with guitar demonstrations, interview stages, lesson rooms, pop-up museums and spaces for jamming.

Guitar Habitat® delivered to Wayne Henderson

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On June 10, 2016 American Music Furniture Company co-founder Darrell Jennings delivered a Guitar Habitat® to Wayne Henderson at his home in Mouth of Wilson, VA.   Wayne is a world renowned luthier. Henderson’s guitars are inspired by the great pre-World War II guitars of C.F. Martin & Company, and are hand-built in limited quantities; by October 2012, over five hundred Henderson guitars had been constructed. In a 1995 White House ceremony, he was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship[1] in recognition of his extraordinary instrument-making. The book Clapton’s Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument (2005) outlined the process by which Henderson built a guitar for Eric Clapton.[2] In 2008 he was the subject of an Appalshop documentary, From Wood to Singing Guitar. We are extremely honored to have Wayne’s guitars on display in one of our Guitar Habitat® cabinets.