Published by Communications and Public Affairs (519) 824-4120, Ext. 56982 or 53338
February 17, 2004
U of G lecture to explore science of guitars
University of Guelph botanists/musicians and a music store owner are teaming up to present a lecture called “The Botany of Guitars” Feb. 25 from 3:30 to 4:20 p.m. in Room 124 of the Richards Building. Admission is free and open to the public, but room capacity is limited.
Botany professor Doug Larson, who builds guitars in his spare time, is delivering the lecture as part of his first-year “Plants and Human Use” course. Larson said he saw the potential to include demonstrations with instruments of different qualities and invited his musician friend and colleague Lewis Melville and the owner of Folkway Music, Mark Stutman, to help him with the lecture.
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