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Friday, June 26, 2009 - 16:17 PM

The Meinl Guitar Festival
main stage, still being set up
guitar exhibition
setting up steve vai's stage
steve vai's stage

tomorrow on saturday, june 27th, the first meinl guitar festival will take place here on our premises in gutenstetten, germany.

guitar festival? how's that?

well, besides being a manufacturer for cymbals and percussion, meinl also is a huge wholesaler for many internationally renowned guitar- and accessory brands. that's why we will host a guitar festival and we expect a huge crowd of guitar lovers tomorrow to come and have good time with us. all our wholesale dept. colleagues have worked very hard over the last couple of months to ensure a safe and relaxed event. having organized five drum festivals myself, i know how stressful this is. kudos to stephan killermann and his entire team for doing such a great job!

one of the highlights will be steve vai's masterclass which will be held here in the exhibition room of our office building. and for all of us drummers: felix lehrmann will be the drummer in the house band of the festival. i am especially looking forward to that.

a big guitar exhibition will also be part of the festival.

check out for a complete schedule. four webcams will also report live from the festival.

if anyone of you is interested to attend, there are still tickets available at the box office.

- norbert

Norbert Saemann

Norbert Saemann

With Meinl since 1990. International A&R, Event Management and Marketing