Guitar Building Class in Brazil

Carving the heel - guitar building class in BrazilThe guitar building class in Brazil hosted by my good friend, and luthier, Luciano Borges was a huge success. In July I traveled to the newly constructed School of Lutherie in Araguari, Brazil to teach a guitar making class together with Luciano. The new facility is incredible. Luciano has created an place of unprecedented  beauty and utility for studying guitar building. It was an honor to be the first guest teacher at the new building.

There were so many things about this trip that I loved, but for me, the best thing about the experience was the people I met. The students were a delight. They were enthusiastic,  passionate and eager to learn. Read more

Recent Guitar Building Class

Recent one-on-one Guitar Building ClassIn a recent guitar building class the student, William Kiel, from San Anotnio, TX , walked away with a really nice instrument. Sorry this took so long to post. Things have been a bit hectic here.

The guitar is an Indian rosewood spruce top 650mm scale length classical guitar. The center of the rosette features a book-matched maple burl veneer. The rosettes done in the one-on-one class are simple but elegant. Each rosette is unique. I always give the students suggestions and choices for wood selection.

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