One-on-One Guitar Building Classes
Our Main Focus
Building steel string acoustic guitars! These are NOT guitars built from some kit or off the shelf parts. We start with the raw woods and work every aspect into a very respectable guitar. Guitar building takes skill. It also requires an understanding of the materials and how use them to best advantage for sound production. Our many years of playing guitar and extensive background in woodworking and guitar building make these classes a must for anyone thinking about building a guitar.
What You’ll Learn
As a student, you will learn how to bend sides, how to brace the top and back, how to carve a neck and how to properly set the neck, how to inlay details, how to fret, how to rout for and install a truss rod, how to build a bridge, how to fashion a nut and saddle… and on and on until you’ve built a complete guitar! We feel the information gained here will prove suitable for other types of instrument building (like electric guitars) as well as give a lifetime of reward and enjoyment. At the end of a 3 month session you will have built, with your own two hands, your very own acoustic guitar !
No theories and no conjecture! While these run rampant in the guitar building world, we will stick to the basics like how to bend a side and how you make a bridge. After you’ve built about 50 guitars yourself, then you’re welcome to all the theories and conjecture you like. We’ll cover all the topics from building your own forms to what finishes to use and everything in between, so in the end you’ll have a hands on understanding of how to build. But through it all you’ll never hear us say “…this is the only/right way to do so and so…”. There are a million ways to look at all the different aspects to building, and we’ll encourage you to find the way to build that works best for you! We want you to find your own voice as a builder!