•  Our 23rd GAL Convention/Exhibition, which had been scheduled for July 2020, has been canceled. See more... 

•  As of March 25, we will not be able to fulfill orders (other than US memberships) from now through April 5, at least. If you have a question about your order, please contact us through our website contact form. We will do our best to fill your order promptly after we resume our usual staffing, but we appreciate your patience. If you made an order but decide you don’t want to wait and would like a refund, please let us know directly through our contact form and we can easily accommodate you. (Please don’t lodge a PayPal complaint or contact your credit card company, as it just complicates matters.)

•  During this period, we are hoping to continue to fulfill new/renewing memberships by mailing the Spring issue (AL #139) and calendar to US members. Unfortunately, we will have to postpone mailing to new/renewing members outside the US, but all members will receive all their issues in due course. We appreciate your patience!

•  Our American Lutherie publication schedule should be able to continue without interruption this year! We plan to publish American Lutherie this year as usual, with all the great content and quality that our members expect from the Guild. Our printer in Missouri has several separate locations and are considered critical infrastructure, so they should be able keep their presses rolling. This is a great time to join or renew your membership in the Guild!

•  We have just added over a dozen new articles to our members-only Premium Web Content, as well as over 70 book reviews. If you joined or renewed your Guild membership on this website since August 2019, you have access to the Premium Web Content. If not, and if you didn’t register on the site last fall, you may need to contact us for help in setting up an account. Just use our handy contact form and we’ll get you set up!

•  If your order is already in transit, please be patient and consider that shipments may be delayed due to disruptions caused by the pandemic in your area, especially outside the US. (Check our shipping info page for normal shipping times.) Books and back issues sent by media mail and bulky plan boxes will likely get low priority under current conditions.

•  We appreciate all our members and customers, and hope everyone stays safe and well during this difficult time. Luthiers are in a unique position to be productive at home, so we hope you’ll be able to continue to create many beautiful instruments!