guitars on display at an ASIA symposium
Discussing the importance of ASIA at a recent symposium.

Many people know Guitarmaker Magazine, the Journal of ASIA. But ASIA—the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans—is more than a magazine. We host a biennial symposium, help builders market their instruments, and help luthiers, players, and collectors to learn more about stringed instruments.

We hope you enjoy the latest news presented below.

2017 Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase Flyer

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual acoustic guitar festival for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world! They strongly support ASIA and our members. Visit their website, and go to the show if you can.

Northeast Guitar Expo Logo

The largest guitar show in the Northeast!

On October 15, 2017, the Northeast Guitar Expo will again bring our regional guitar community together for a great day to see amazing new and vintage instruments. All types of guitars, basses, electrics, acoustics, and related musical products will be on display. This event is a unique opportunity to meet many great master luthiers and to see, play, and purchase fine handmade instruments directly from the builder. Or maybe find that elusive vintage guitar… Visit their website for details.

Oakdale Theatre and Convention Center
95 S. Turnpike Road, Wallingford, CT

PDFs of Guitarmaker Magazine

As of June 2017, we no longer sell back issues of Guitarmaker magazine. We are, however, working diligently to get the entire archive converted to PDF for members to read online. You can access the PDF archive on the Back Issues page.

Write for ASIA

Most Guitarmaker articles are written by our members and readers. New voices and new articles are welcome immediately. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your photos, articles, or ideas.

Getting Social

ASIA is becoming more social. Did you know that we have had a Facebook page for 2 years? Now you can see ASIA’s Facebook stream by hovering your mouse (or tapping on a phone/tablet) the blue Facebook tab on the right edge of the home screen. Like us on Facebook and share what is happening in your shop!

We also have a brand new Pinterest page where will share inspirational photos of instruments, tools, and techniques from around the Internet. You can see our Pinterest feed by using the red Pinterest tab on the right edge of the home screen.

The Facebook and Pinterest widgets we use today don't work that well on phones and tablets, but we will continue to experiment as we improve this website. Your Comments are always welcome!

“ASIA is an organization where you not only grow your skills, but grow your extended family. I have met so many wonderful, knowledgeable people through this organization.” ~Michael Dickinson, Martin Guitar