Exciting news for southpaw guitarists across the pond, as our good friend Jon Way has just announced a brand new event aimed purely at left handed guitarists!
The first ever annual Lefty Guitar Convention will be held early next year and will provide an intimate setting where lefty guitarists can share, listen to, buy, and sell southpaw guitars! The event will take place from Friday 1st February to Sunday 3rd February 2013. It will be held at the Pilgrim Sands Hotel in Massachusetts, USA. This is a beautiful establishment by the ocean which has its own indoor pool.
Jon will be bringing FIFTY left handed guitars from his own fantastic collection and you are encouraged to bring along a selection of your own for people to test drive. A drummer and bass player will be on hand at the event to ensure all guitars can be thoroughly put through their paces. All guitars will be checked in for security purposes. There will be a couple of dealers attending with guitars, and at least one luthier/builder showing his projects.
The price to attend will be $294 US with the option of bringing a partner for an additional $85. The cost includes two nights stay at the hotel, all meals and an introductory cocktail evening on the Friday night.
As it is the first event spaces are limited to only 22 people and spots will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Several places have already been reserved, so get in there quick! Jon requires a deposit of $100 to secure your spot. Either contact Jon directly at his website (link below) or you can also place your deposit through an eBay auction.
You can get a sneak peak at many of Jon’s guitars ahead of the convention by checking out his YouTube channel :
Guitars With Jon Way
For more information:
Guitars With Jon Way Website