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Guitar Summit 2017

Guitar Summit 2017

8th Sep 2017 - 10th Sep 2017

Location: Mannheim
Venue: Rosengarten

Dedicated to everything guitar, the first Guitar Summit is set to take place in Mannheim, Germany from September 8th – 10th, 2017.

As such, the Unesco City will become the center of Europe’s guitar universe, with three days of nothing but electric and acoustic guitars, basses, effect pedals, amps, and accessories.

The Guitar Summit will take place in Mannheim’s “Rosengarten,” a legendary concert venue located on six acres in the heart of the city. Bordering Mannheim’s pedestrian-zone, the Rosengarten is surrounded by hotels and restaurants, and it is only a five-minute walk from the main train station. For those traveling by car, a convenient parking garage is located directly below the venue.

Visitors will find an extensive program of activities, including numerous live acts and engaging workshops on topics including home recording, acoustic fingerstyle, how-to workshops, and more.

Visitors will also be able to meet international musicians, experience artists in various clinics, and find inspiration in new instruments.

Besides big names such as Fender, Ibanez, Yamaha, Taylor (presented by Session), Gretsch, Shure, Godin, or Höfner, newer and smaller brands are also an important aspect of the Guitar Summit. These small and individual custom shops, such as Portugal’s Ergon Guitars, a company that makes its own hardware out of old cymbals, or Teuffel Guitars, who has long offered futuristic headless guitars, will contribute to the Guitar Summit’s diverse offerings, and they are featured in their own dedicated area.

For pedal nerds and sound scientists, there will be the already established Gitarre & Bass Pedal Show, featuring gear from the likes of W-Distribution, MXR, DigiTech, Morley, Old Blood Noise, JHS, Mooer, and Earth Quaker Devices.

Amp fans won’t want to miss the Guitar Summit Amp World, located at the ground level of Mannheim’s Baroque Villa. In contrast to the main exhibit hall, which requires the use of headphones to keep volumes down, this special area allows visitors to play through favourite amps by Ampeg, Peavey, Orange, Line6, and Engl under live performance conditions, and to compare brands and models.

For fans of the lower frequencies, manufacturers such as Sandberg, traditionalists Höfner, craftsman and visionary Jens Ritter, and the two winners of Germany’s Musikinstrumentenpreis award, Le Fay and Marleaux Bass Guitars, will offer a wide range of basses, ready to be played.

In partnership with, the Guitar Summit will include a dedicated room for everything related to the topics of recoding and studio production.

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