2015 Symposium Is History

The many wood bargains pleased both buyers and sellers. The ASIA 2015 Symposium is now just a memory. Actually, it is a series of great memories that we want to hold on to for all the fun and learning. The symposium was filled with great presentations and speakers; though many areas of lutherie were included, this year had special coverage on historical subjects like Gurian Guitars, Froggy Bottom Guitars, and Dick Boak's illustrious careers in art and guitars. If you can't learn from history, you are doomed to repeat it.

Approximately 250 members attended, and I think it is safe to say that a good time was had by all. This year's auction netted $13,000 for ASIA, which certainly made the organizers very happy! Read on for some great photos, memories, and inspiration for next year.

Symposium 2015 Just Around the Corner!

June 10–14, 2015 at East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pa.

2015 Symposium Save the DateTime is nigh to start planning to your trip to the rousing 2015 Symposium in bucolic East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Download the current schedule as a PDF, but be sure to check back for updates.

In addition to the educational benefits of attending the ASIA Symposium, it is also a great opportunity for purveyors of lutherie supplies (wood, jigs, tools, books, DVDs, etc.) to sell their wares and services. We will also have an area for instrument builders to display their fine products. Potential exhibitors or interested vendors can get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions, but be sure to review the vendor registration and member registration forms first.

Check out the articles for the 2011 and 2013 Symposia to whet your appetite for the 2015 event.

Several openings are still available for presenters. If you are interested in giving a workshop at the symposium or have a suggestion, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Symposium Airports & Directions

If you plan to to fly to the Symposium, you can choose from two airports serve the area: Lehigh Valley International Airport and Newark Liberty

Symposium Motels

If you need a motel room while you are attending the Symposium, here are several good options.

Nearby Hotels