Monday, 4 November 2013

NAG newsletter, November 2013



Thanks to Oliver Waitze of the New Acoustic Gallery (NAG) in Wuppertal, Germany, for the November 2013 issue of its newsletter. The NAG stocks the finest acoustic instruments and accessories for bluegrass, gypsy music, and other genres, offers a repair service, and organises workshops and concerts.

Oliver reports that the fantastic jubilee concert at Schloss Lüntenbeck by Darol Anger and Mike Marshall on 27 October 2013 was an absolute highlight in the ten years of concerts at the NAG. Video clips from the concert can be seen on the NAG website. The next NAG concert will be on 23 November, given by the Trio Vibracao: Oliver Waitze, acoustic guitars, mandolin, mandocello, banjo; Jesper Rübner-Petersen (DK), mandolin; Max Schaaf, acoustic bass). Tickets (€15) can be booked by 'phone at the NAG. More information is on the Trio's website.

Instruments now in stock include a historic 1918 Gibson F2 mandolin (S/N 40633) for €3490; guitars by Bourgeois, Martin, and Furch; Eastman MD 315, MD 514, and MD 305 mandolins; and a Marc Beneteau baritone guitar. A video clip of this instrument, played by Oliver, can be seen here.

Forthcoming workshops at the NAG include a Fingerstyle Workshop with Franco Morone on 10 Nov. 2013 from 10:00 to 17:00 (€85) and a Mandolin Workshop with Jesper Rübner-Petersen on 23-4 Nov. 2013. Places for the workshops can be booked by 'phone (+49 (0)202/94672730).

Schloss Lüntenbeck, Lüntenbeck 1
D - 42327 Wuppertal
Tel. +49 (0)202 94672730