Saturday May 19th, 2018 8:00PM
Reservation required. Seats are limited. $35
Sunday May 20th, 2018 Time TBD
Only 10 seats available. $100
John Knowles has worked with the finest fingerstyle and classical guitarists including Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Lenny Breau and the Romero Family. His music has been recorded by Chet, Jerry, the Romero Family and James Galway. His Gorilla Song (co-written with his son Jay) is an international hit with recordings by Raffi and XUXA. Guitarists around the world subscribe to and learn from his FingerStyle Quarterly. John’s work has won a Grammy and two Emmy nominations. In 1996, Chet Atkins awarded John the first Honorary CGP (Certified Guitar Player) degree and in 2004, John was inducted into the National Thumb Picker’s Hall of Fame for the second time. John earned his PhD in physics from Texas Christian University in 1968.
Acoustic Music – AcousticMusic.Org
Acoustic Music (AcousticMusic.Org) is a specialty shop of handmade acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos with an emphasis on steel and nylon string guitars. The inventory normally includes over 180 new, used and vintage instruments. We carry a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars, solid body and hollow body electric guitars, Selmer style (Gypsy Jazz) guitars, carved archtop jazz guitars, nylon string classical and cross-over guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars (acoustic and electric), specialty guitars and unique sized guitars, open and closed-back banjos, frailing and bluegrass banjos, bluegrass and classical A Style and F Style mandolins, ukuleles of all sizes, baritone guitars (acoustic and electric) as well as a broad selection of new and used tube and solid state amplifiers and accessories for the home and touring musician.
Acoustic Music is here to support the world of the guitar, mandolin, uke and banjo and those who play and collect the instruments. We view them as a rare combination of Art forms: The Luthiers Art of creation and the instruments ultimate purpose: Music and Performance.
We maintain an inventory of instruments representing a wide variety of musical tastes and styles and provide an informal Gallery setting where you can take the time necessary to experience and play the instruments. The intention is to allow people to actually get to know the work of some of the World’s finest Luthiers.
For instrument collectors and agents of estates we offer evaluation services: for tax and market evaluations as well as insurance and sale evaluations.
The in-house authority at Acoustic Music is based on over 120 years of playing, recording and dealing fine fretted instruments. If you are looking for a new, used or vintage guitar, mandolin or banjo, please come to our guitar shop in Guilford, Connecticut.
Acoustic Music is a CT guitar shop located just off interstate 95 between Boston, Providence and New York. We are close to New Haven, Hartford, Middletown, Springfield, New London and Groton CT.
We are always interested in considering trades. If you have an existing instrument(s) that may fit the quality and diversity of our inventory, please bring it by for review. At the very least, we will help you understand it’s origin, history and market value. Please also see the History and Research sections of this website for help in identifying used and vintage instruments.
Acoustic Music maintains a synergistic relationship with the George Youngblood Music Workshop for instrument set-up, repairs and restorations of all the instruments that we sell including the guitars, mandolins, ukes, banjos and basses.