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Welcome to the preliminary Fretboard Summit schedule for 2016!

Sessions are subject to schedule changes and additions but we think we’re about 90% complete. As of October 5, 2016, we still have some rooms and tickets available if you want to sign up. Just go to fretboardsummit.com. But act fast... 
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Saturday, October 15 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Why Small Things Matter: A Repair-Person’s Look at Some of the Little Things that Make a Big Difference to a Guitar’s Tone

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Mark Stutman, Folkway Music founder and restoration specialist, will share some of his observations from 20 years of repairing and restoring guitars, old and new. A guitar’s tone is affected by hundreds of variables - many of which most players rarely give much thought to. From the height and fit of a guitar’s saddle to the mass of the tuning machines, every little detail makes a difference - and these can add up to affect your instrument’s tone in a significant way. Getting that last 5% of tone out of your guitar is just a few steps away. This discussion will arm you with some solid insight into how to make sure your guitar is sounding its best.

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Mark Stutman

Owner, Folkway Music
Since founding Folkway Music in 1999, Mark Stutman has quickly earned a reputation for not only carrying some of the world’s finest instruments but being able to fix them, as well. A former student of Sergei de Jonge, Stutman is one of the go-to repairmen for high-end vintage instruments and counts among his clients Ry Cooder and Joe Henry. We interviewed Stutman back in 2013 for this site. Stutman appeared at our first Summit in 2015 and... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Lecture Hall (Aragon IIIA)

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