At ASIA's biennial symposium, guitar builders and players of all skill levels gather to learn, teach, and play guitar. It is also a great place to see, try, and buy traditional to modern jigs and tools, and select the choicest guitar wood from the myriad vendors who attend. ASIA puts together an incredible program that is sure to increase your skill and pleasure in pursuing luthiery.
Luthiers are not generally known for impeccable fashion sense. So in order to remove one impediment from socially acceptable appearance, David Nichols has instituted the following dress code for the Symposium: ASIA Board members, skilled luthiers, exquisite craftspeople, totally reliable vendors, and hep cats shall wear vintage or modern Hawaiian shirts (leis optional). Others may come as you are.
Mr. Nichols reportedly has over 100 Hawaiian shirts, so your challenge is to wear something older, uglier, or more ill-fitting than what he pulls out of his closet.