Guitar Building Class
90 hour Master Class
Our master class is held twice a year. Each student will craft his or her choice of guitar entirely by hand. The use of hand tools is emphasized through-out the entire process and all of the building steps are designed after old-world guitar building methods. Working from plans, each student will make their own neck from scratch, as well as the bridge, fingerboard, top, bracing and every other aspect of the guitar. This class utilizes both class room training and extensive hands-on application. Many demonstrations are provided by the instructor and we also try to arrange for other experienced luthiers to stop by and talk to the class.
This class consists of 6 hour daily classes during 15 days of concentrated training. Previous woodworking experience or previous 40 hour guitar building class required. All materials and tools are provided except for tuners. The student will build an all solid wood steel or classical guitar. Each student will receive materials for an all-solid wood guitar and build the instrument from scratch using only a few power tools. Various DVDs on guitar building, a comprehensive building manual and 90 hours of training by instructor and luthier Jamie Boss are included. Class size is limited to three students on a first come-first served basis. At the conclusion of the course the student will have an all-solid wood, totally hand-made guitar that will rival factory-built instruments that cost many thousands of dollars, finishing included if time allows.
Tuition: $3,695.00 (Not including room and board)
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