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NEW!! A recently completed Vintage Reproduction KOM-28.
Konkoly Guitars is proud to announce that Grammy Award winner and Bluegrass legend Peter Rowan is the new owner of this Vintage Reproduction K000-28 12 Fret. I am honored to work with such a distinguished artist.
A road trip to the Stoughton Opera House in Stoughton, WI to visit with bluegrass great Peter Rowan
and see him perform with his new Konkoly 000-28 12 fret guitar. I made a few minor adjustments
before the show, and brought my pal Steve Szilyagi along as "official photographer." We were joined
by our better halves (Kelly Konkoly and Joy Szilyagi). Much aloha and good karma ensued.
NEW!! Peter Rowan performs with his new Konkoly 000-28 12 fret.
Guild of American Luthiers Convention - I had the opportunity to hit the road for several events in 2011 and I hope you followed my Facebook updates. First stop was the Guild of American Luthiers Convention in Tacoma, WA. I was among a distinguished group of colleagues speaking at this fun, informative gathering. Click for presenters page.
C.F. Martin Repair Summit – Next was a gathering of the C.F. Martin Co.'s top warranty repair station representatives at their factory in Nazareth, PA. Martin put us up for several days of training and networking. My lovely wife accompanied me and spent her time doing family history research. She found that several relatives on her mother's side of the family were buried in the Moravian cemetery adjacent to the factory parking lot. Thumbnails on the left margin.
Old Town Builder's Show – Paul Perpich of Prairie Creek Guitars hosted a wonderful builder's showcase in my backyard (the Oldtown section of Lansing, several blocks from Elderly Instruments). It was a fun day of showing guitars, music, and hanging out with fellow Mid-Michigan instrument builders. Thumbnails on the left margin.
IBMA – My most recent trip was to Nashville, TN in September 2012 for the IBMA World of Bluegrass Trade Show. My recently completed Vintage Reproduction K000-28 12 Fret was on display at the Elderly Instruments booth. I also took part in the Northfield Instruments mandolin summit featuring Adam Steffey, Emory Lester, Aaron Ramsey, Martino Coppa, and Wayne Taylor. GALLERY | VIDEO
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