GUITAR BUILDING CLASS
Design and build your guitar in this two week intensive course
The collection of skills, techniques and methods of guitar building can take a lifetime to acquire. This two-week course is designed to accelerate your learning curve. You'll gain insight to the many tools, jigs and fixtures utilized by modern luthiers.
What You'll Build
Choose from our five body shapes such as, Concert, OM, Small Jumbo, Dreadnought or Jumbo. You will construct a full body guitar in the "white" (sans finish) utilizing Rocky Mountain Guitar Company's adjustable cantilevered neck design and constructed with East Indian Rosewood back & sides coupled with a Sitka Spruce top.*
Options such as Venetian cutaway and arm bevel are beyond the scope of this course but may be added at additional time and cost. Please inquire.
*Alternate wood choices may be available at additional cost.
What You'll Learn
You'll learn a logical, integrated approach to guitar building - a combination of today's most effective practices and techniques - as well as practices from long ago. These methods are key to optimizing the quality, efficiency and creativity of your work. They're the logical place to start as a beginning luthier and they're essential for achieving today's extremely high standards of excellence.
You'll learn how to design and build the guitar of your choice. Working from the raw materials, you'll create the parts, construct the sub-assemblies, assemble, shape, trim, sand, seal, set up and finally play your guitar, learning each phase of the process in turn, in real time at your workbench. The hands-on class experience is designed to prepare you for steady advancement in your continued self-learning.
Duration: 2 weeks - Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
See below for scheduled classes.
Class format: Each student creates his or her own instrument in the white (sans finish) as each step is discussed and demonstrated. Enrollment is limited to two students. We work 8 hours, each day, Monday thru Friday for two consecutive weeks. Some lutherie or woodworking experience is a plus, but not required.
Tuition: $4900 and includes materials and case.
2022 Class Schedule:
Spring Session 1: April 18 - 29.
Spring Session 2: May 16 - 27
Fall Session 1: October 3 - 14
2 spots available
Fall Session 2: November 7 - 18
2 spots available
Please contact us for more information.