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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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Friday, October 14


Opening Notes
Quick tips and advice on the care and feeding of your Fretboard Summit experience, the layout of our grounds and some FAQs via the FJ's Jason Verlinde

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Jason Verlinde

Publisher, The Fretboard Journal
In 2005, Jason Verlinde quit his corporate day job to start the Fretboad Journal with Michael John Simmons. He's still, somehow, at it. Verlinde wears at lot of hats at the FJ: He's the publisher and editor as well as the host of the magazine's weekly podcast. The Fretboard Summit, which began in 2015, is his latest extension to the FJ universe. 

Friday October 14, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Main Stage (Aragon I)


Journey Through the "The Les Paul Legacy" with Author Robb Lawrence
Guitarist/historian Robb Lawrence became well acquainted with the Wizard of Waukesha during the early '70s living in Mahwah, New Jersey with the famous inventor/guitarist and teching his West Coast Concerts through the decades. Robb will discuss and show the highlights of Paul's illustrious career and how Gibson created his prestigious signature models covered in this two volume, box set published by Hal Leonard. Hear a richly toned and resonant 1960 Les Paul Standard (made popular by Clapton, Beck and Bloomfield) amplified to see why this Strad of the solid bodies commands six digit figures.

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Robb Lawrence

Robb Lawrence has been writing about guitars and guitar players since the early 1970s, when he penned the "Rarebird"column in Guitar Player. In 2008, he published The Les Paul Legacy through Hal Leonard, the culmination of his many years spent with Paul, as a tech, friend and even housemate. Lawrence has plenty of great guitar stories and at the Summit he'll be talking abou his time spent with Les as well as John Dopyera. 

Friday October 14, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lecture Hall (Aragon IIIA)