Brand new Workshop room announced for 2016

NEW to 2016 is our Workshop room, where you can learn from the experts in an up close and personal setting.

Dutch Guitarist/Producer Evert Zeevalkink is an Eastman Artist with the talent to get the best out of both the instruments, the artists and the gear he uses.

In his workshop, you can see the master at work and learn how to make the most of these tiny boxes, exploring new territory with your playing.

Evert's worshop will run on Saturday and Sunday at both 11.20 and 13.20.

You can also watch the UK Public Premiere of Martin's Ballad of the Dreadnought documentary in our brand new Workshop room at 12.20 and 15.20 on both days at the show. Martin's dreadnought has become perhaps the archetypal acoustic guitar outline, and with 100 years of history behind its belt, Martin has seen fit to honour it with a documentary film. Main stage artist Richard Gilewitz will also be holding a ukulele workshop on both days at 14.20. Beginners will easily pick up the techniques while advanced uke players will experience the fun of fingerstyle patterns and will hone their playing.
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Wolfram to launch new, affordable Artist Series slides at LAS

Wolfram: Perfecting the interface between you and your guitar On its own, a guitar makes no sound.  It is your fingers, your pick, your slide and your technique that coax the tone from the instrument.  Since 2012, Wolfram has been developing the finest innovative tools and accessories available to help you perfect that interface and zero in on your unique tone. For the classical and fingerstyle player, Wolfram offer the Precision : Crystal range of nail files.  Uniquely developed specifically for guitarists, these are the highest-quality crystal nail files in the world and feature a unique pressure-sensitive filing surface designed to shorten, shape and leave a beautiful, smooth, sealed nail finish – no need for further buffing or polishing.  You’ll be astonished at the difference a great nail finish can make to your tone! Wolfram’s award winning tungsten carbide guitar slides have earned their reputation as the finest in the world.  For the first time at the London Acoustic Show 2016, you can now experience the new, affordable Artist Series slides.  Based on a core of marine-grade stainless steel, finished and polished by hand to a mirror sheen for effortless playing feel and unbelievably clean tone, these slides are now available with a choice of stunning aerospace coatings for incredible durability and ultra-low friction performance. Sticking with the slide theme, this year’s show also sees the launch of the very first Wolfram lap steel tonebars, a new range of innovative finger slide designs and the unique Wolfram Precision : Fit slide size reduction system, developed to ensure a snug, comfortable fit from any slide without compromising on tone. Finally, on show will be the latest Precision : Strike picks, completely handmade from solid tungsten carbide. These unique picks are hand-polished for a smooth, rich tone and fast, frictionless action, and are available in radiused- and beveled-edged versions. Stop by Stand E0 to experience Wolfram for yourself, and join Martin Simpson, Tony McManus, Michael Messer, along with London Acoustic Show artists Richard Gilewitz and Chris Woods and many others round the world, who trust their tone to Wolfram.
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