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Hands-on Classical Guitar Making Classes

In the hands-on classes students will participate alongside John in all aspects of the process and get hands on experience. In addition to expert guitar building advise and instruction students will learn how to do things like sharpen tools properly and get lots of tips on materials and tools.

Students with no prior experience using hand tools have left with new skill and confidence to continue what they learned at home in their own shops. Take it from former students – you will get more out of the class than you thought you would.

Benefit from my years of crafting quality instruments and get some real hands-on experience. Classes are offered only twice a year and seating is limited. Check out below for schedules and specifics for each class.

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Details & Schedule

Hands-On Class – Construct the Neck, Sides, Top and Back

Students will participate with John and get hands on experience building the components for a concert classical guitar. In this class students will build the  sides, neck, top and back, and then assemble the neck and sides, and consequently learn how to use and properly sharpen their tools. The class covers all the techniques demonstrated in the guitar making book and dvd set including laminating the sides and linings.

Students will learn to brace a soundboard, rough carve a heel like a pro and get valuable advise on how to voice the top and back to avoid wolf tones. Learn how to work efficiently and avoid serious mistakes that can take all the pleasure out of guitar making and compromise your results.

Reserve your spot by making a deposit for the Components Class now!

Class Dates for Spring 2016

Class Dates for Fall 2016

Dates: April 25 – 29 Date: Sept 19- 23
Duration: 5 days Duration: 5 days
Cost: $1500 Cost: $1500
Deposit: Deposit: $300 Deposit: $300
2 students maximum 2 students maximum
Class is Full Class is Full

Assembly, Fingerboard, Bridge and Set up

Learn how to assemble all the components and set up a quality classical guitar that will be easy to play and have optimal sound. Installing the top and back correctly along with establishing the proper neck angle are crucial to creating a quality instrument. The class will also include installation of bindings and purflings, making and installing the fingerboard, and construction and installation of the bridge.

Reserve your spot by making a deposit for the Assembly Class now!

Class Dates for Spring 2016

Class Dates for Fall 2016

Dates: May 2 – 6 Date: Sept 26- 30
Duration: 5 days Duration: 5 days
Cost: $1500 Cost: $1500
Deposit: Deposit: $300 Deposit: $300
2 students maximum 2 students maximum
Class is Full Class is Full

Additional Information

What to Bring

It is recommended that students bring hearing protectors and dust masks or respirators. You are also welcome to bring along any tools that you prefer using.

Lodging

Students are welcome to stay in the downstairs apartment in my house. The apartment has a kitchenette and a private entrance. Lodging will easily accommodate two people.  A list of nearby motels or B&B’s can be provided upon request.

Airport Pick-Up and Drop-Off

Airport pick up and drop off is also available at no extra charge. This may make it unnecessary for students to rent a car for the duration. You are also welcome to rent a car and see the sights while you are here.

Western North Carolina

The mountains of Western North Carolina are known for their beauty, especially in the spring and fall. The Asheville area also has some great restaurants. And there are also plenty of things to do in the area. You may want to consider extending your stay beyond the class time to explore the area.

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