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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
The First Bigsby with Gary Hustwit

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Paul Bigsby began creating musical instruments in 1943, when he built his own aluminum lap steel guitar. He showed this first instrument to Joaquin Murphey, steel guitarist for Spade Cooley, who ordered one and kickstarted Bigsby’s building career. Bigsby went on to pioneer the solidbody electric guitar and invent the vibrato system that bears his name, but the whereabouts of that first instrument have always been a mystery. After a 75-year odyssey involving a teenaged Beatles fan, a Cadillac and the Freemasons, the First Bigsby unexpectedly resurfaced this year. Join us for a special session where we’ll unveil the guitar to the public for the first time, hear the story of its rediscovery from owner Gary Hustwit and experience it played live.



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Gary Hustwit

Gary Hustwit is the guitar-obsessed director of documentaries Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. He's also the CEO of Scenic, a virtual reality studio based in Brooklyn. As one of the world's best authorities on design, we can't wait to hear Hustwit interview some of the electric guitar makers at the second Summit. 


Saturday October 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Main Stage (Aragon I)

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