Richard just left for Germany today, to embark on his official 2011 European tour! In addition to attending the Musik Messe in Frankfurt, he will be conducting and attending some fantastic guitar workshops. For all of our European friends and players, this is a great chance to meet with Richard and attend some amazing events. Be sure to bookmark this blog – we will be posting updates from Richard’s travels as they come in, starting with his personal itinerary below!

March 31st
Just Music: Berlin, Germany

http://www2.justmusic.de/news/cat/workshops/?SID=4491648a9d007c48d28e8cb49c9293cd
Guitarist TBA, Workshop and custom design talk, Q&A.

April 1st
Musik Productiv: Ibbenbueren, Germany

http://www.musik-produktiv.de
Guitarist, TBA and contemporary guitar design talk with Q&A.

April 3rd
Dyk Dijkman Guitar Designs: Delden, The Netherlands

http://www.dickdijkman-guitardesign.com/
Visit with old pals; Maestro Dykman and Markjan Vermeer. RSVP only please.

April 3 or 4, TBA
The Fellowship of Acoustics: Bergentheim, The Netherlands
http://www.tfoa.eu/
Relax, hang out and talk guitars with Vintage expert Rudi Bults. RSVP only please.

April 5th
Wood sleuthing and industrial espionage

April 6-9
Frankfurt Musik Messe

http://www.messefrankfurt.com
Really, really big music fair and trade show. Everything conceivable to do with music and its support industry. Loud.

April 10th
L’Atelier d’Alexandre: Orsay, France
http://www.latelierdalexandre.com/
Presentation for the Luthier and lutherie curious. Tech discussion with real time translation and demos, Q&A. Hosted and translated by our friends, Maestro Alexandre Bouyssou and Bon Vivant, Jean Marie Cartoff

April 11, 13
Visit some painfully cool old Parisian violin makers and eat like a Parisian.

We’ll put pictures and stories on the blog as I go…

See you back in Santa Cruz April 18th!

Until then,
Richard

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