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Friday, October 3 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Instrument TLC
Have questions regarding your instrument's condition or how to keep it in service for years to come?  This discussion might be just what you've been seeking.  You'll have ample time to talk with and ask questions of some of the top experts in the business. Caleb Smith, guitarist/vocalist with the dynamic Balsam Range bluegrass band, is also a guitar designer, builder, and repairman.  He'll answer your questions about repairs and how to start your career as a luthier.  Stan Werbin is the founder and owner of Elderly Instruments in Lansing, MI and has seen all sorts of instruments come over his threshold and in a variety of conditions, from new to broken.  Stan has a sizeable repair staff and can explain how some instrument damage could have avoided. David Sheppard has joined Lowe Vintage Instrument Company as their in-house luthier, bringing over 40 years of instrument repair experience to the shop. David was the owner and proprietor of David Sheppard Instruments and Repair in Greensboro, NC for 28 years and has been an authorized Martin Guitar repair technician since 1977.  Have you been wondering whether grandpa's old instrument is worth repairing?  Bring your question here for some advice.

And don't forget the value of a good carrying case for your instrument; our panel can validate that as well.

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David Sheppard

David Sheppard has joined Lowe Vintage Instrument Company as their in-house luthier, bringing over 40 years of instrument repair experience to the shop. David was the owner and proprietor of David Sheppard Instruments and Repair in Greensboro, NC for 28 years and has been an authorized Martin Guitar repair technician since 1977. After closing his Greensboro location on Spring Garden St., David ran a instrument repair and restoration service in... Read More →
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Caleb Smith

Caleb Smith was born and has spent all his life in Haywood County. Coming from a musical family, Caleb began playing music at the age of 7. In 2002 he was influential in starting the bluegrass gospel band Harvest. With Harvest, Caleb traveled all over the eastern U.S. performing at many different venues with artists such as Doyle Lawson, Larry Sparks, Paul Williams, and many more. In the spring of 2006 Caleb was nominated through Power Grass... Read More →
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Stan Werbin

Elderly's story begins in the Brooklyn of the early 1960s, where Werbin grew up. He recalls one night when he was given a ticket to see Pete Seeger play banjo with the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem. "I was mesmerized," says Werbin. "It was 1961, I was 14 years old and records were $1.99."   "Back then, a 14-year-old could hop on the subway and go into New York," says Werbrin. "I was far too shy to get involved in any of the New York... Read More →


Friday October 3, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
RCC Raleigh, NC