Meetings & Events

SIMSCal at the Amigo Guitar Show–SoCal
Saturday & Sunday, January 28-29, 2023

The Amigo Guitar Show is coming back to the OC Fair & Event Center, January 28-29. Guitars! Guitars! Guitars! More guitars than you’ve ever seen in one place! If you love guitars, and you’ve never been to an Amigo show… well, what are you waiting for?! Check it out!

SIMSCal will have a booth at the show, doing some new member recruitment. Stop by and say hello while you’re there!

Date:  January 28-29, 2023 (Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday: 10 AM – 4 PM)

Location:  OC Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA  92626

Cost:  Admission is $20, parking is $12.

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Next Meeting: Saturday, February 4, 2023

Annual Meeting — Officer Elections
Special Guest: Michael Bashkin

Michael Bashkin (, @bashkin_guitars) is a custom guitar builder and repairman in Fort Collins, CO. He has an intimate understanding of the mechanics of wood, thanks to his post-graduate studies and teaching experience in tropical forestry in Central America. His guitars feature some breathtaking, wood-inlaid headstocks, endgrafts, and rosettes. Michael also hosts the Luthier on Luthier podcast, in which he interviews his fellow builders about their contributions to the art of lutherie.

Join us via Zoom on February 4th, as Michael takes us on a virtual tour of his workshop, tells us about his lutherie journey, and answers your questions about guitarmaking technique.

This is also our “Annual Meeting,” the first meeting of the new year, which means it’s time for Officer Elections. Any member in good standing (i.e. annual dues paid) is welcome to seek the position of association President, Secretary-Treasurer, Director of Instrument-Making Operations, or Director of Communications for the year.

As always, with time permitting, we will open up the floor for Show & Tell. Show us projects you’ve been working on, new tools and techniques you’ve been trying out—anything lutherie-related you’d like to share with the group.

Hope to see you all there, in the Zoomiverse!


Date:  Saturday, February 4, 2023

Time:  1:00 PM Pacific Time

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Quarterly Meeting Schedule

Our regular, quarterly meeting schedule has us meeting on the first Saturday in February, May, August, and November, unless otherwise noted.  Additional meetings and field trips may be added, but these are the four guaranteed meetings for the year.

Meeting Location:  Online via Zoom, until further notice. Sign up for our email newsletter to receive Zoom meeting invitations.

A full house at Urban Workshop for our Annual Meeting, February 2020.