GAL Membership

The Guild of American Luthiers is a nonprofit educational membership organization and Guild membership is open to anyone. Members support and sustain the Guild through their annual membership dues, currently $60 in the US, and $72 everywhere else. Membership dues are paid on a calendar year basis, ie, 2012, 2013, etc. The main benefit of membership is one year (four issues) of our quarterly journal American Lutherie, as well as discounts on GAL publications, advertising, and convention registration; and a membership certificate. Members receive all the issues of American Lutherie for the year they join, no mater what time of year they join, and all memberships expire on Dec. 31 of that year.

We encourage you to join or renew your GAL membership today!

Giving a gift membership?

Annual Membership is $60 for USA and $72 USD for Canada and Overseas.
Be sure you select the proper country before adding to cart.


2017 Membership
Join or renew now for 2017. You'll receive all four 2017 issues of American Lutherie, and your membership will be current until Dec. 31, 2017.
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2017 and 2018 Membership
Join or renew now for 2017 and 2018. You'll receive all four 2017 issues as well as the four 2018 issues of American Lutherie, and your membership will be current until Dec. 31, 2018.
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2018 Membership
Join or renew now for 2018. You'll receive all four 2018 issues of American Lutherie, and your membership will be current until Dec. 31, 2018.
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Current members:

Moving? Be sure to send us your new address as soon as possible so you'll receive all your issues of American Lutherie. Include both your old and new address. Also, be sure to file a mail forwarding order with your post office, so they'll forward your American Lutherie if it's already in the mail. Send address changes to: bon "at" luth.org (replace the word "at" with the @ symbol, no spaces) Thanks!

Email address changes:

Have a new email address? Please send it to us so we can send renewal and other notices by email. We strictly limit the number of emails we send and do not share email addresses. It saves the Guild lots of dough if we can remind you to renew or share other news by email! Send your email address changes to: bon "at" luth.org (replace the word "at" with the @ symbol, no spaces). Muchas gracias!


Gift Membership instructions:
When filling out the order form, use your name and address as the “buyer,” but put the gift recipient’s name and address in the “shipping address.” You can also put a note in “Instructions to Merchant” that this is a gift and include their name.

If you’d like us to send a gift card to your recipient, please request that specifically in your “Instructions to Merchant” note.

If the hour is late, you can print your own gift card from our pdf.


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