The first Guitar Summit will take place from September, the 8th to
September, the 10th, 2017 – an event thoroughly dedicated to the guitar.
Throughout an extensive weekend, from Friday through Sunday, Mannheim
will become the center of the international guitar world and gear up for
electric guitars, acoustics, basses, fx-pedals, amps, accessories, and
And why Mannheim of all places?
Mannheim is a city of music! The local Pop-Akademie is internationally known for their prestigious lecturers and constantly up to date curriculum. On top of it the Musikpark it is the only German business incubation and development center for music entrepreneurs. The music scene of the city is legendary and lists all kinds of celebrities: from the classical school of Mannheim to the blues & soul singer Joy Fleming and last but not least Xavier Naidoo and the Söhne Mannheims. Additionally Mannheim is a Unesco City of Music since 2014! By the way: The fabulous luthier Friedrich Gretsch, whose instruments were played by icons like Chet Atkins, Brian Setzer and many, many more, was also born in Mannheim! It’s a perfect match!