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April 8, 2018

If you're not a member and would like to attend the meeting, email

Blues Creek Guitars Open House

Interesting Reading: repair of a Gibson Nick Lucas guitar - Battle of the Bulge.pdf

Learn more about BRL

Last Update:
June 20, 2017

Woodcraft Discount

BRL Members (with card) receive a 10% discount on purchases in the Roanoke store (some exceptions apply).

BRL at Third Street Coffee House

Friday, November 19, 2010


Our Last Meeting:
Feb 25, 2018

We met at Tom Pafford's shop in Madison Heights, VA.
Main Events: Project guitar - back center strip, Discussion of Taylor's new V-bracing

Meeting notes and pics here.

Blue Ridge Luthiers Facebook Group

As a member of the Blue Ridge Luthiers, you should have gotten an invitation to join the Blue Ridge Luthiers Facebook Group. If you didn't, please email We hope that the use of this social forum will facilitate communication among members of the BRL and provide a relaxed forum for conversation and sharing in addition to this website. Questions or other things you'd like to share with other BRL members can be easily done with the Facebook Group.

Other Stuff

  • Chet Dickerson's Famous Quote

    Roanoke Times: Saturday, August 1, 2009
    Headline: Pickin', grinnin' and teachin'

    ... Upstairs, meanwhile, the Dobro players traded licks and occasional quips. When one player lamented that he only knew five chords, Chet Dickerson of Roanoke shot back, "You don't need but three."

    Roanoke Times article is no longer online.

  • Arthur Conner

    Meeting At Art Conner's Place

Meeting Notes (Date - Shop - highlights)