Meetings & Events


Next Meeting: 02/17/2018

Our next meeting will take place:

Saturday, February 17th, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
at Rockler (1955 N Tustin St, Orange, CA 92865)

Topic: Annual Meeting – Elections

What's on the docket for our Annual Meeting? 

  • Teacher Appreciation
    On the heels of Bill Gourlay's departure as our Classical Guitarmaking instructor, we’d like to take time out to recognize and applaud our SIMSCal guitarmaking teachers. Their dedication and experience has helped bring many of us into the world of lutherie, and put SIMSCal on the map. We’d like to honor Bill Gourlay, Eric Nichols, and Monica Esparza at this meeting.


  • Finishing, Part II
    Our talk on finishing, from our October meeting, is not complete, as we have yet to hear from Eric on his Nitro process, which produces such beautiful guitars, and also from Dale on his Sunburst project.
  • Annual Election
    And finally, it’s time to elect the 2018 board. We will have a couple of openings this year and we would encourage you to consider stepping up. For our group to stay active and of growing interest, we need more participation from our members. Think about it and consider throwing your name in the hat.

     We are most in need of people to step up for the positions of President and Secretary-Treasurer. Art has other commitments that prevent him from running for President for a second term, and Dale has already put in 2 years as our Secretary-Treasurer, the maximum consecutive term allowed by our club's Bylaws. Dan intends to run for another terms as Director of Communications, and Larry intends to run for another term as Director of Guitarmaking Operations. Of course, all dues-paying members are welcome to run for any of the board positions.

Also, be sure to bring by any instruments you're working on, and any cool lutherie "toys" you got for Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza/Festivus, and show them off during Show & Tell.