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Great American Guitars Conference

National Music Museum
The University of South Dakota
October 14-15, 2005

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 14

  12:05-12:55 Musical Styles for Archtop Guitar, Brown Bag Lunch Program, Ray Guntren with David Napier and Friends.    Sponsored by Ray's MidBell Music, Sioux City
  1:15- 1:45 The Origin of the Archtop Guitar – George Gruhn
  2:00- 3:00Panel Discussion:  The Archtop Guitar
Moderator:  Arian Sheets
George Gruhn, Walter Carter, Paul Schmidt, John Monteleone
  3:15- 3:45 Personal Memories of James D’Aquisto – John Monteleone
  4:00- 4:45 The Gibson Company:  Archtops to Electrics – Walter Carter
  5:00- 5:45 Keynote Address:  The Legendary Guitar Makers:  John D’Angelico and James D’Aquisto – Paul Schmidt
  6:00 Grand Opening of the Tom and Cindy Lillibridge Gallery and dedication of the D’Angelico / D’Aquisto / Gudelsky Collection in memory of Paul Gudelsky (1963-1996)

Saturday, October 15

10:00- 11:00What Makes a Great Vintage Guitar / Ask George – George Gruhn

Panel Discussion:  Guitar Making Today
Moderator:  Walter Carter
Richard Bruné, Chris Martin, John Monteleone

12:05-12:55American Songs of the 20s and 30s, Brown Bag Lunch Program John and Susan McNeill
 1:15- 2:00Panel Discussion The Acoustic Guitar Market, 1960–2005
Moderator:  Stan Werbin
George Gruhn, Chris Martin
 2:15- 3:00The Legacy of C. F. Martin – Chris Martin IV
 3:15- 4:00Book signing
 4:15- 5:00Panel Discussion:  Guitar Collecting
Moderator:  George Gruhn
Panelists:  Brian Fischer, John Barmeyer, André P. Larson
 5:15- 6:00Lloyd Loar and Early Electric Guitars – Arian Sheets
 8:00 Free concert featuring Thom Bresh, son of the legendary Merle Travis, Slagle Auditorium. Thom will play instruments from the Museum’s collections, including the Johnny Cash Bon Aqua (1971 Martin D-28) and the Merle Travis (1969 Martin D-28) guitars.   Opening act by Vermillion's own T. Wilson King.
 Sponsored by CorTrust Bank and WNAX / Big Country 104.1

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