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Clubs, Organizations and Societies

The American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers
167 Cabrillo St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(800) 633-2777
Association of professional violin and bow makers -- USA and Canada.

The American Musical Instrument Society (AMIS)
Membership office, c/o The Shrine to Music Museum
414 E. Clark St
Vermillion SD 57069
Annual Journal, Newsletter and meetings

Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA)
c/o Church of Art
14 South Broad Street
Nazareth, PA 18064-2136

Fellowship of Makers & Restorers of Historical Instruments (FOMRHI)
Hon. Sec. J. Montague
c/o Faculty of Music, St. Aldate's
Oxford OX1 1DB, England
(quarterly bulletins)

Fretted Instrument Guild of America (FIGA)
c/o Johnny Baier, Secretary/Treasurer
5342 Deer Creek Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
FIGA magazine (bi-monthly); a non-profit international fretted musical organization.

Galpin Society Journal
Galpin Society, c/o Pauline Holden
38 Eastfield Rd., Western Park
Leicester, LE3 6SE, England
Studies on musical instruments.

Guild of American Luthiers (GAL)
8222 South Park Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98408
"American Lutherie"

Guitar Foundation of America
6538 Reefton Ave.
Cypress, CA 90630

Hardanger Fiddle Association of America

International Committee of Musical Instrument Museums & Collections.:

International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen, Inc. (ISFHC)
4718 Machelle Dr
Anaheim, CA 92807-3040
Folk Harp Journal (quarterly magazine)

Lute Society of America
c/o Mary Heinly, PO Box 1328, Lexington, VA 24450 Quarterly magazine, annual journal, meetings.

Lute Society of England
c/o Stephen Haynes
103 London Rd
Oldham, Lancs., OL1 4BW, England
Journal and newsletter.

National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM)
5140 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92008-4391
This organization sponsors annual music trade shows.

Sacramento Valley Luthiers Guild
"On The Bench"

"The Soundboard"

Lute Society
Francesca McManus, Administrator
Priory Road, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey
TW9 3DH England

Tidewater Classical Guitar Society
c/o David Wolverton, 104 Woodland Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia
27 Romney Way, Lynwood 6127
Western Australia

Northwest Classical Guitar Society

Shrine to Music Museum

Viola da Gamba Society of America

Victoria Guitar Society Home Page

Violin Society of America (VSA)
614 Lerew Rd
Boiling Springs, PA 17007
Publishes Journal of the Violin Society of America (roughly quarterly), holds meeting and competitions.

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