GUITARS TO BEFFROY 2020 8th edition

Guitares Au Beffroi is a festival created around the passion of the guitar organized by an association of the same name « à tous ceux qui en pincent pour les cordes ». Taking place over 3 days, occupying the 4 floors of the Belfry of Montrouge, the festival presents, in the evening, 4 prestigious concerts and, during the day, the Salon de la Belle Guitare, a show - exhibition - demonstration of guitars of craftsmen, luthiers selected for their know-how and high-end production, with 40 demonstration concerts and 7 isolated test rooms. 

Guitares Au Beffroi is interested in all styles of guitars, acoustic or electric, (from classical to rock through jazz, flamenco, chanson, country blue grass, etc.) and more broadly, with plucked strings of all kinds (oud, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, etc.) and manufacturers of amps, pickups, picks, etc.

In 2019, the festival brought together 94 luthiers from 14 different countries, and opened a space dedicated solely to the classical guitar

For his 8th edition, the festival is still growing, opens new spaces and is interested in new perspectives:

  • Un nouvel espace pour exposer des guitares de légendes. Cette année, les guitares JacobacciLa famille Jacobacci s’installa en France dans les années 20 pour produire banjos et guitares. Leur production de guitares électriques enthousiasma le marché dans les années 50 et s’est retrouvée dans les mains des plus grands artistes français de l’époque. C’est grâce à la passion intacte de Serge Zakine et Jean-Jacques Zermati que nous vous invitons à découvrir une exposition de leurs plus belles réalisations, ponctuée par des présentations et des mini-concerts.

  • Creation of « GAB Awards », Two prizes designed to highlight, through reinforced communication, the work of luthiers:
  • The Public Prize which will reward the most original design for a guitar 
  • The Professionals' Prize which will reward the innovation of the year 
  • Continuation, for the 3th consecutive year of the operation " Local Wood Challenge All manufacturers and luthiers exhibitors are invited to present a guitar exclusively made with non-tropical or local woods and alternative materials.

Guitars at the Belfry, the festival that addresses « à tous ceux qui en pincent pour les cordes ».