The last official talk at the 2016 Fretboard Summit featured three giants in the world of guitarmaking: Rick Turner, Dana Bourgeois and Andy Powers. This sprawling conversation covers a lot of ground: What makes a great guitar? How long are guitars supposed to last? What will happen to torrefied tops? Will artificial intelligence take over guitar making? They also fielded plenty of enlightening questions from our audience. Above photo by Teja Gerken.
[Editor’s Note: Audio is a little variable with audience questions – not everyone spoke into a microphone – but the answers should be plenty audible.]
The second Fretboard Summit took place October 14-16, 2016 in San Diego. Over the next few months, we’ll be releasing more content – talks, panels and concert footage – on fretboardjournal.com.