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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 • 11:00am - 11:45am
What Is Handmade? with Howard Klepper

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Bay area lutherie veteran Howard Klepper addresses the age old question: Just what constitutes a “handmade” guitar? He’ll review some of what has been said by others about the physical differences between hand- and factory-made guitars, but he’ll also distinguish hand craft from production work in general and why people may value handcraft apart from whether or not it creates a better product. Klepper will apply those distinctions to some of the changing guitar building methods now used by individuals and boutique factories, including his own shop. Discussion among those attending is welcome.

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Howard Klepper

Howard Klepper began repairing guitars in the late 1960s. In the 1970s he had a repair shop in Berkley and began building acoustic guitars. He then took a 20-year break from instruments to pursue careers in law and philosophy. He decided to return to working with his hands in 1997 after holding academic positions at institutions including Harvard and Stanford Universities. In 2007, Howard moved to the wine country of Sonoma, California where he... Read More →

Saturday October 15, 2016 11:00am - 11:45am
Vintage Vault (Aragon IIIB)

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