The Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational gathers, by invitational only, some of the finest luthiers in the southeastern U.S. to the scenic, mountain town of Burnsville, NC. They come from NC, TN, WV, VA, SC, GA and FL to exhibit their stunning handcrafted, acoustic instruments including guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins/fiddles, dulcimers, ukuleles, harp and variations of these instruments. Talk with the luthiers, compare instruments, purchase or order that custom instrument of your dreams! TKL/Cedar Creek World Class Cases are the Title Sponsors for this quality celebration of the art of lutherie. $10.00 at the door.
A Vintage String Instruments exhibit with 90 rare instruments and some dating into the 1800's is included in this event. This is an amazing, private collection being exhibited for the first time. Heads up, Collectors. The Silent Auction offers opportunities to bid on stays at luxury hotels, a day of guided fly fishing from Southern Appalachian Anglers, a golf game for four at the unparalleled Mountain Air Country Club, TKL custom cases and a luthier built violin valued at $3,500.00 to list a few of the quality items. How about a raffle for a luthier built guitar valued at $1,200.00? The $5.00 raffle tickets are available at Appalachian Java in Burnville, NC, Check out the event website for hotlinks to the donors!
Friday evening, October 15, kicks off the weekend with the Luthier Jam at Homeplace Beer Company and restaurant in Burnsville. Come enjoy the luthiers performing with their custom instruments. Free to the public. Saturday evening presents the renowned, Grammy winning musicians, Mark and Maggie O'Connor, in concert at the First Baptist Church on the square. Tickets are $25.00 - $20.00. Available at the event and at the door. Don't miss their mesmerizing performance!
The Mountain Acoustics Luthier Invitational is well worth the easy 40 minute drive from Asheville to this lovely, mountain town sitting in the shadow of Mount Mitchell.