Meetings & Events

Next Meeting: 11/14/2020
Online meeting via Zoom • Guest: Beau Hannam

As we are still firmly entrenched in the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending our in-person meetings until further notice.  Our next meeting will take place online, via the Zoom video conferencing platform.   Sign up for our email newsletter to receive the Zoom meeting invitation.

Our guest this time will be luthier Beau Hannam.  In the early 2000s, Beau Hannam ( began his lutherie journey as a student—and then a working apprentice—of master luthier Gerard Gilet in Sydney, Australia.  He now resides in Colorado, where he builds about 15 individually handcrafted, heirloom-quality guitars & ukuleles each year.  He’s a world traveler; a scholar of fine art, philosophy, theology, and kung fu; and a prolific YouTube video maker (  Most recently, Beau had the honor of crafting both a guitar and a ukulele for President Jimmy Carter’s 96th birthday celebration, made from sustainable Paulownia wood grown on President Carter’s estate in Plains, Georgia.  In the surprise videos recorded for President Carter’s birthday, the ukulele was played by Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), and the guitar was played by Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) (!  Join us as Beau graciously takes us inside his workshop for a virtual tour, a look at some of his favorite tools and jigs, and a question & answer session.

Following Beau’s shop tour, we’ll have our usual Show & Tell segment.  Show us what you’re working on, show off a recently completed project, share a tip, trick, tool, or technique you’ve found useful lately, etc.  Since many of us are using smart phones and tablets to connect, this is a great opportunity to “go mobile” and show us some process in your workshop that’s impractical to bring to an in-person meeting.  Everyone has a slightly different method of building instruments that we can all learn from; feel free to share yours with the club!

Date:  Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Time:  1:00 PM

Location:  Online via Zoom (sign up for email newsletter to receive Zoom invitation)

Looking forward to seeing you on Zoom!


Upcoming Meetings (2020)

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.



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