Join ASIA (or Renew)

Why Join ASIA?

“As a young luthier, I have benefited enormously from being a part of ASIA and the GAL. I see a lot of other folks my age building and doing repair work online, but our generation is sorely underrepresented at [the biennial symposia]. I encourage all of you out there to take that step and join us at the next gathering; there are friendships and connections to be made, knowledge to be shared, and great times to be had. Hope to see you there!” ~ Matt Brooker, StewMac

“[Until I joined ASIA], I’d been working locally, but hadn’t realized the value of meeting, interacting and keeping up with the other professionals in the business.” ~ Frank Ford,

“In the beginning you don’t know what you don’t know so you ask those that do. It is about information, both sharing and acquiring it. Frank Ford helped me in so many ways at my symposium in 2003. I can honestly say that had it not been for ASIA , I know I would not be where I am today.” ~ John Hall, Blues Creek Guitars

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What Do You Get with Your Membership?

Membership includes four issues of Guitarmaker Magazine per year, access to members-only content on our web site (e.g., back issue PDFs, a member locater, book/video/tool reviews, your own photo gallery, etc.), and special discounted rates at our symposium. Of course, you’ll have the opportunity to network with builders at all levels of accomplishment from all over the world.

New members to ASIA will also receive one year free of Acoustic Guitar Magazine.

Membership is based on a calendar year (January to December), so you will get the same magazines whether you join in January or June. U.S. membership costs $55 for one year, $100 for two; International membership is $65 for one year, $120 for two. Lifetime membership is $500.00.

To sign up or renew, just use the appropriate PayPal button. Once you pay for your membership, Nadine will set up an account for you on and email your login info to you. Please be patient as the organization is run by people rather than computers. For any questions, don’t hesitate to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our Membership Coordinator Nadine Nichols.


If you prefer to pay by check, please make it out to A.S.I.A. and send it along with your filled-in Membership form to our administrative office:

Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans
Attn: Nadine Nichols
450 W Sunwest Drive #114
Casa Grande, AZ 85122, USA

For any questions, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . She will give you warm personal attention.

“ASIA is an organization where you not only grow your skills, but grow your extended family. I have met so many wonderful, knowledgeable people through this organization.” ~Michael Dickinson, Martin Guitar