Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 12pm

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The Fretboard Summit is a gathering like no other. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet some of the world’s greatest guitarmakers (2015’s event included Bill Collings, Richard Hoover, Dana Bourgeois, Paul Reed Smith, Rick Turner and Jeff Traugott), hear some of the most inspiring music being made today and meet fellow guitar fanatics and professionals. The entire weekend will be carefully curated by the staff of the Fretboard Journal and feature some of our magazine’s favorite subjects and contributors. 

This year’s Summit will be held at San Diego’s beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn. The hotel grounds offer ample spaces for all of our concert stages, installations, pop-up museums and lecture rooms. In addition, there are plenty of nearby activities for your spouse and families.

Attendance at this very special event is limited to just a few hundred guitar fanatics. Our goal isn’t to be the biggest guitar festival around, but we’d sure like to be the most inspiring and informative. 

What’s the schedule of events?

The Summit will begin the afternoon of Friday October 14. Official programming will conclude at noon on October 16. Guests are welcome to book longer stays with Rancho Bernardo at the discounted rate via our exclusive discount link.


*lineup and schedule subject to change without notice*
*event happens rain or shine*

Rancho Bernardo Inn

17550 Bernardo Oaks Drive
San Diego, CA 92128