GAL COVID-19 NEWS – FALL 2020 • Our 23rd GAL Convention/Exhibition, which had been scheduled for July 2020, was canceled due to the pandemic. We will reschedule, so watch our convention page for updates. • We are currently filling all orders. Due to continued community spread of the virus in our area, our staff is working staggered hours, so please be patient and expect that there may be minor delays with your order or in responding to emails. Check our shipping info for usual shipping times. Consider that there may be shipping disruptions or delays in your area/country due to the effects of the pandemic. If you have a question about your order, please contact us through our website contact form. • Our American Lutherie publication schedule will 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 continue to add new articles to our members-only Premium Web Content. If you joined or renewed your Guild membership for 2020 on this website (after August 2019), you have access to the Premium Web Content. If you need help logging in, contact us and we’ll get you set up! Hint: If you forget which email you used and your password, try using your user name, which is usually your first and last name with a period between, no caps. (Example: John Luthier’s user name would be john.luthier) Then request a new password. • We send our best wishes to 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!