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Schedule of events for Martin Guitar celebration at Bucknell


PHOTO COURTESY C.F. MARTIN & CO. INC. Workers build guitars at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in 1912. The company, founded in 1833, is the oldest producer of stringed instruments in the world.

PHOTO COURTESY C.F. MARTIN & CO. INC. Workers build guitars at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in 1912. The company, founded in 1833, is the oldest producer of stringed instruments in the world.

Schedule of events for the Martin Guitar Gathering: A Celebration of the Legacy of C.F. Martin Guitars in American Roots Music Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Weis

 

Center for the Performing Arts, Bucknell University.

All events are free unless noted.

11 a.m. to noon: Facilitated guitar workshop. Blues slide guitar basics with Rory Block. Participants bring guitars for

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Brent Williams works on an etching for the neck of a guitar in the custom shop of C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth. A custom guitar can take several months to produce by hand.

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Brent Williams works on an etching for the neck of a guitar in the custom shop of C.F. Martin & Co., Nazareth. A custom guitar can take several months to produce by hand.

this interactive instructional session. Weis Center west lobby.

11 a.m. to noon: Guitar repair consultations by K&S Music Center. Weis Center east lobby.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Martin Guitars

 

and merchandise on display. Weis Center atrium lobby.

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Documentary screening and Q&A. “Ballad of the Dreadnought — A Musical Icon Turns 100.” Discussion will feature Dick Boak,

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Bart Buschi measures a guitar neck during the hand-carving process, which takes about a half hour per neck, at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in Nazareth.

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Bart Buschi measures a guitar neck during the hand-carving process, which takes about a half hour per neck, at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in Nazareth.

historian of C. F. Martin & Co. Inc., and Jerry Zolten, educator, author, producer and musician. Weis Center Auditorium.

1:30 to 3 p.m.: Community guitar jam. All levels of

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Although precision requires a robot to perform the initial polishings, employees shine up each guitar by hand at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory. Rich Kroboth uses a hand polisher in this final step of the lacquering process, which takes two weeks to complete.

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Although precision requires a robot to perform the initial polishings, employees shine up each guitar by hand at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory. Rich Kroboth uses a hand polisher in this final step of the lacquering process, which takes two weeks to complete.

proficiency are welcome to bring their guitars, stringed instruments and hand percussion to play along. Guitar chords and lyrics will be projected on a large screen. Weis

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Ray Wolfe curves pieces of wood to form the sides of guitars at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in Nazareth. The company produces standard series and custom guitars in more than 25 sizes.

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO Ray Wolfe curves pieces of wood to form the sides of guitars at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in Nazareth. The company produces standard series and custom guitars in more than 25 sizes.

Center atrium lobby.

3 to 4 p.m.: Facilitated workshops running concurrently. Groovin’ with Kris Truelsen and Jerry Zolten: A Roots Music Record Listening Session at 78 RPM. Weis Center

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO A rack containing Eric Clapton signature guitars awaits the next step of the manufacturing profess at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in Nazareth. The company works with well-known guitarists who play Martin Guitars to design the signature series, which are then produced largely by hand.

SARAH DESANTIS/STAFF PHOTO A rack containing Eric Clapton signature guitars awaits the next step of the manufacturing profess at the C.F. Martin & Co. factory in Nazareth. The company works with well-known guitarists who play Martin Guitars to design the signature series, which are then produced largely by hand.

west lobby. “How many ways can you play that chord?” Guitar theory workshop with Anthony Latt. Participants bring guitars for this interactive instructional session. Weis Center upper west

PHOTO COURTESY C.F. MARTIN & CO. INC. Earl Hartzell works inside C.F. Martin & Co. guitar factory in 1925. Many of the same processes, including bending the guitar sides by hand, are still used at the company’s factory in Nazareth.

PHOTO COURTESY C.F. MARTIN & CO. INC. Earl Hartzell works inside C.F. Martin & Co. guitar factory in 1925. Many of the same processes, including bending the guitar sides by hand, are still used at the company’s factory in Nazareth.

lobby.

6 p.m.: Rory Block performance. Weis Center atrium lobby.

7:30 p.m: Del McCoury Band Performance with Bill and the Belles opening. Weis Center auditorium. Tickets range in price from $10 to $28 and can be purchased at www.Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.