Every year at the Wintergrass Festival in Washington, the fretboard journal hosts a vintage instrument workshop where great musicians can perform on a few dozen rare and vintage guitars and mandolins. It’s a rare opportunity for audiences to hear some legendary (and not-so-legendary) vintage acoustic instruments in a live setting.
For 2022, mandolinists Sharon Gilchrist and Joe K. Walsh joined guitarists Kenny Smith and Dale Adkins on stage. The quartet performed on a variety of vintage Martins, Gibsons, Washburns, Regals and others.
Special thanks to Wintergrass, Mark Demaray and D’Addario Strings for their annual support of this workshop. And to all the collectors and FJ readers who lend us their guitars and mandolins for a few hours on a Saturday morning.