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Cville: Exclusive Rockbridge Tour and Demo Experience

Posted by Joe M in Site News at 5:17pm on Wednesday, Dec 12th, 2018

The hometown Charlottesville show is just around the corner, and for those that are attending the show we have an amazing unique opportunity for a select few to participate in; An exclusive and personal Rockbridge Guitar Shop Experience!

If you aren’t familiar with Rockbridge Guitars they are the maker of the acoustic guitar that Dave Matthews primarily uses. You may have seen the new black jumbo acoustic guitar this tour in photos or if you were at a show. But Dave isn’t the only major musician that uses Rockbridge Guitars. They are also popular among many other talented musicians, including Jason Mraz, Ray LaMontagne, Warren Haynes, Joseph, etc.

The guitar shop where they are all made is in downtown Charlottesville. They make some of the most beautiful guitars, some with unique and custom inlays. You may have seen the rhino inlay guitars over the summer that were raffled off for preservation causes.

As part of this Ants/Rockbridge experience you’ll get a personal tour of the guitar shop by co-founder/owner Brain Calhoun and also an opportunity to demo one of the guitars. Rockbridge is a very custom and specialty guitar shop where guitars are made by hand and aren’t mass produced. And as for what you’d expect with such a specialty maker, the shop is very small and not designed for any kind of crowd (think hotel room sized). So, there is a limited capacity and it unfortunately can’t be opened up to everyone (sorry!). To narrow down those interested and also prioritize those that can fully appreciate the experience, we have to give preference to musicians that play acoustic guitar.

So if you’re a musician, available at the specified time and interested here are the details and how to enter to be part of this experience.

When: Saturday for a portion of time between 2pm and 4pm, not the whole time (will be small groups at different times.)
Where: Downtown off the walking mall.
Who: You (the musician) and a +1.
How: Please send an email to staff -at- antsmarching.org with subject ‘Rockbridge Experience’. In the email include your name and your current/historical acoustic experience and any other reason we should know about (serious buyer, etc). We’ll narrow down the list from there and contact submitters with additional details (specific timing, address, etc.)

We're excited to offer this great experience and looking forward to all the other great activities coming this weekend in Cville! If you can't make it, you can still check out Rockbridge Guitars via their website.



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