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Design & Build an Electric Guitar

June 18 - June 22 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you are an electric guitar player or have one in your life this is a great opportunity to make your custom guitar.   You don’t need any prior experience.  In the class you will learn a variety of basic woodworking skills as you take raw lumber and mill ,route and sand it  through the steps necessary to create a finished guitar body. Additionally, you will learn about guitar anatomy, design principles, and proper assembly and setup procedures.


[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Level:[/one_fifth]Open to All

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Learn:[/one_fifth]In this five day class, you’ll learn and practice electric guitar making techniques that will include:

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    Guitar design principles

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    Select and mill raw lumber into a standard body blank

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    How to use the bandsaw, sander, drill press and router

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    How to assemble a guitar with industry standard components
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[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What You Will Do:[/one_fifth]From design to construction, you’ll make your own Electric Guitar

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tools Needed: [/one_fifth]See Tools list.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Materials & Books Needed:[/one_fifth]Materials Needed: Your material fee includes a choice of Cherry, Maple, Walnut, Sapele as well as all the pick ups, electronics, and strings.
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Additional lumber is available for purchase and may include: Nogal,  Purple Heart, Wenge, Eucalyptus, Ambrosia Maple,
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] You may bring your own wood, excluding any exotic (grown outside of the US), salvage, or high resin lumber.
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth]Required books:  Make Your Own Electric Guitar by Melvyn Hiscock (ISBN: 0953104907)

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Syllabus: [/one_fifth]  Syllabus

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Fees:[/one_fifth][one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Tuition: [/one_fourth]$750 per person
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]Studio & Materials Fee: [/one_fourth]$250
[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]  [/one_fifth] [one_fourth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]There is a non-refundable registration fee of $45 that will be added to your order. This fee applies only to your first class.

[one_fifth padding=”0 10px 0 0″]What’s Next:[/one_fifth]If you’ve enjoyed this class,  consider some of our furniture making classes.



  • Rick
    June 1, 2018, 9:31 pm  Reply

    is guitar making class 6/18-6/22 still available? It reads “out of stock” above

    • Kate Swann
      June 6, 2018, 7:05 pm

      Hey Rick: Its no longer avaialable we are considering adding a weekend class later in the year.

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