Trees & Tones - Wooden Instrument Traditions: Guitars

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Sunday November 04

4:00 PM  –  6:30 PM

Come learn about the global history of guitars and the many woods used to make them. We’ll be joined by local luthier John F. Mello, a classical guitar maker who will discuss how different woods impact the sounds and how the very same set of raw materials can be given different lives depending on the hand of the luthier. He’ll be partnered with a classical guitarist. Following this presentation we’ll turn to a folk tradition of Mexico, San Jarocho, where we’ll hear a lecture-demonstration from TARIMBA of the various instruments used, featuring the Leona guitar.



All program fees include admission to the Garden, rain or shine (a $12 value per adult).

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Cancellation Policy: Notification two weeks prior to program receives full refund; less than two weeks receives a one-time credit toward another Garden program to be used within 90 days; less than 48 hours from program start, no refunds or credit will be given for cancellations or absences.


In the event that the Garden has to cancel a program you will be offered a full refund or the option to transfer to another program.