Save the Date:
July 19-23, 2023

Tacoma, WA

Guild of American Luthiers 23rd Convention / Exhibition

Our 23rd GAL Convention/Exhibition was originally scheduled for July 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We have rescheduled for July 19-23, 2023. (See the letter from the GAL Board of Directors below about our decision to wait an additional year and not hold our Convention in 2022.)

The location will be our usual venue, Pacific Lutheran University near Tacoma, Washington.

Watch this space and upcoming issues of American Lutherie for updates. Check out the slide shows of previous conventions on our Convention page.

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We look forward seeing you in Tacoma in 2023!

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Dear GAL Members and Friends –

The Guild’s Board of Directors has some important news about our 23rd GAL Convention/Exhibition that we want you to be aware of. We have made the decision to wait an additional year to hold our next GAL Convention/Exhibition, so our new dates will be in July 2023 rather than in August 2022. It was a hard decision for us, and we know that this will be a disappointment for many who have been looking forward to getting together again. But we’ve decided that the pros of waiting an additional year greatly overcome the cons. We won’t list them all here, but rest assured that we seriously weighed all our options, considering the health of our members and the health of the Guild our highest priorities. Our desire is to make everything we do the highest quality and the best possible experience for our members and our staff. We strongly feel that our limited resources can be best utilized by waiting one more year in the hopes that the situation will be more conducive to the excellent event we are committed to producing for our members. We appreciate the patience and support the members have continued to show us during the pandemic, and we look forward to the happy time when luthiers from all over the US and the world can all safely and easily gather to attend our unique festival of lutherie.

Warmest regards,
The GAL Board of Directors
November 2, 2021