September 9th – 11th, 2022 Arvada CO

Archtop Expo $29/$59 includes workshops and special event):
Hilton Garden Inn, 5455 Olde Wadsworth Blvd, Arvada, CO 80002
Saturday 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday 10:00 – 4:00

Music Performances (most free of charge, open to the public):
Beginning Friday night at 7:30 through Sunday afternoon at various locations.
Click Here for Music and Workshop Schedule


The Luthiers

The best archtop luthiers from around the world. Check out the profiles and examples of their amazing work, and connect with them before the show if you have any questions about custom orders.Learn More

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The Players

Check out our incredible festival lineup of world renowned players and educators. Connect with them before their workshops to get the most out of this intimate educational experience.Learn More

The Show

Happening in beautiful Olde Town Arvada, September 21st and 22nd 2019. Check here for show times, performance schedules, and general show information.Learn More

Why have an archtop guitar festival?

The archtop guitar, from its unlikely beginnings to its current various incarnations, is arguably the most difficult to build and the most rewarding to play of all the guitar styles. Embraced by most jazz guitar players, the archtop has been a staple instrument across genres for more than a century.

The creators behind these special instruments, and the players who love them, can be found at luthier shows around the world, but there’s never been a show dedicated just to them… until now!.

2019 will be our first year, but just a quick view of the artist line-up will demonstrate why this needs to be its own festival, and we will work hard to make this a staple event for decades to come.

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Get your tickets now!

$29 for the guitar exhibition and the concerts and demo performances, and ONLY $59 for an all access ticket which includes over 18 hours of workshops and presentations and a special performance from Bruce Forman. That’s a bargain price for even a single workshop from only one of these masters! Get Tickets Now!