Hill Guitar Company

June 10 & July 1

11am - 4pm


7362 Highway 9

Felton, CA 95018

Special Directions: The shop's driveway is located on Highway 9, directly across from El Solyo Heights Drive.

Santa Cruz Guitar Company

June 15 & July 7

Shop Tours Only

151 Harvey West Boulevard, Suite C

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Special Directions: The shop is at the end of a long driveway.  Look for the orange awning.

Thursday, June 15th: Shop tour begins at 2:30pm

Friday, July 7: Shop tour begins at 10am

Ed Claxton

June 24

11am - 4pm

143 Pacheco Avenue (Pacheco at Melrose)

Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Special Directions: The shop is adjacent to the house on Pacheco, next to a row of tall palm trees.  

2026 Back Ranch Road

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Special Directions: Access the narrow, one-lane Back Ranch Road from either California State Route 1 or Smith Grade.

From Route 1, Back Ranch Road runs inland from a point of 4.2 miles south of Davenport and 5.2 miles north of the last stoplight in Santa Cruz (Western Drive). From Route 1, pass under an overhead pipe and proceed two miles up Back Ranch Road. The driveway to 2026 is on the right.

From Smith Grade, Back Ranch Road is 2.5 miles from either Bonny Doon Road to the north or Empire Grade to the south (the opposite ends of Smith Grade). The gate at the intersection of Back Ranch Road and Smith Grade will be open.  2026 is 1/2 mile down the road, on the left.  Look for Fred's "Open Luthier's Workshop" sign on Route 1 and on Smith Grade.

Fred Carlson

July 1

11am - 4pm

815 Almar Street, Suite 18

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Special Directions: The shop is located at the corner of Almar and Ingall's Streets.  Enter on Ingalls Street, through the door to the right of the fire-sprinkler control valves.

Rick Turner & Stephen Strahm

July 8 & 9

11am - 4pm