From his first guitar in 1967, Bruce Sexauer has hand-built each instrument uniquely in a never ending pursuit of growth. Although widely considered a top tier luthier having over 500 completed instruments behind him, progress is at an unprecedented pace today. Perhaps best known for his steel stringed acoustic guitars, in both traditional and contemporary styles, Bruce currently also makes fully carved arch-top guitars, flamenco guitars, and violins! Working without assistance, and using traditional Spanish inspired methods including Hot Hide Glue and his personally applied Oil Varnish finish, each instrument is the fruit of the Artistic process, though he considers them to be artists tools rather than the art itself.

There are many hats that must be worn in the pursuit of lutherie, and one of these is a working knowledge of wood. Sexauer choses his own materials, and has acquired an enviable Woodlocker stocked with many times what he expects to be able to use. Most of this wood was acquired between 10 and 30 years ago adding greatly to its value, and the quality of each guitar owners’ experience.

To celebrate his 50th year as a luthier, Bruce will GIVE AWAY a FT-00-WRX GUITAR to one lucky SBAIC attendee, with “no-strings attached” other than the 6 it comes with.  All you do to have a chance to WIN is come to his table, say HI and drop the ticket stub in the jar. He will pick the winner SUNDAY at 1:15 pm in demo room! Prepurchase your pass to make sure you get in on this!

Featuring Adirondack Spruce over California Walnut, this 00 sized 13 fret to the body instrument has additional abalone headstock decoration to commemorate the event, as well as Sexauer’s “Bird” finger-board inlays, which have developed a following of their own. For more about this guitar, follow his BUILD THREAD.

Sexauer SBAICGuitar Demo

Leaning on his early experience as an innovative luthier with clientele including Graham Nash, Jackson Brown, Janis Ian, and Ry Cooder, Lloyd Baggs found his calling in bringing acoustic guitars to life on stage.  With award winning preamps, pickups, and mic based systems, LR Baggs continues to advance the field of acoustic amplification.

Now, after decades of consistently raising the bar in acoustic amplification with the pickups and electronics we have become known for, we are naturally compelled to add another level of quality to your sound by completing the chain from input to output.

Introducing The Synapse – Personal PA System, the result from nearly four years of our most advanced engineering to date. Developed primarily for the singer songwriter and solo acoustic performer, this revolutionary approach to the portable loudspeaker isn’t just visually unique, it will fill a room and impact your audience like no other speaker can.