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Guitar Festival brought luthiers to La Conner

La Conner is a cool place with its incredible dining, magic Skagit views and small town charm. It is no wonder a Guitar Festival has been added to the list of things to do. In mid-May, Maple Hall becomes home to some of the finest handcrafted and carefully sourced guitars one could imagine. "They're almost like living things" says John Carrigan of Curly Creek Guitars. "I know my child is out there and it wants to be played." Carrigan specializes in Archtop guitars, a passion he developed as a skilled furniture builder turned guitarist. "It is a hobby that pays for itself" says Carrigan. He is...


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