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2-Day Solera Making Class – Deposit

$100.00

Learn to build a classical guitar solera that will optimize your set up and improve the playability of your instrument. This solera can be used on any classical guitar with minor changes to the design. And the best part is you leave with a completed solera.

Make a compass plane in the plane making class which is right before this class and use it to make your solera. Once you know how to make a solera making the back workboard is a breeze.

Learn to use your hand tools, carve the dome in the lower bout and ramp the neck and upper bout.

 Cost includes all materials to create your solera. Students leave with a completed solera.

Spring 2016

Fall 2016

Dates: April 20 – 21 Dates: Sept 14 – 15
Limited to 2 students Limited to 2 students
One Spot Left Full

Total Cost: $750 (Includes complete solera kit) – balance due upon arrival

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Learn to build a classical guitar solera that will optimize your set up and improve the playability of your instrument. Learn to use hand tools to carve the dome in the lower bout. This solera can be used on any classical guitar with minor changes to the guitar’s design. And the best part is you leave with a completed solera.

My solera design is not typical and there is a good reason for it. In my early days of guitar building it took way too long to set up the guitar properly and sometimes compromises had to be made to get the instrument to play right. This was unacceptable.

So I did some design and simulation work in AutoCad to find that if a a change were made to the lower bout all these problems were solved. The lower bout needed to be titled back slightly to set the bridge and saddle at the right height when the lower bout is domed.

Taking things a step further I never liked the fact the the underside of the fingerboard had to be tapered in order to lay flat on the upper bout. If the upper bout followed the tilt of the neck to the sound hole the fingerboard would lay flat and just a small amount would have to be removed from the face of the fingerboard for clearance on the bass side.

 

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Class Dates

Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2016