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Guitar Repair and Design Course 

Study with Dwayne King, luthier and owner of The Guitar Corner!

In the "Guitar Repair and Design Courses" we cover practical, safe, efficient techniques; teaching the students how to develop a logical approach in dealing with all of the various members of the guitar family. We always cover a wide range of topics and techniques above and beyond the designated curriculum. The design and fabrication of simple templates, fretting tools and a few other specialized guitar repair tools are covered. The students are encouraged to "cut to the chase" and "think on their feet", as is so often required, in order to get the job done. When dealing with the multitude of tasks that one faces every day in this field of work; this approach makes the difference; streamlining the process, keeping yourself and your customers happy! This small gathering of students, each bringing guitars to the class; gives everyone the chance to cover an amazing cross-section of Instrument Repair and Design techniques.

The guitar family expands in many directions, 12 string, arch top, resonator, hollow/semi-hollow bodies, solid body, fretted and fretless basses, nylon string classical, and various acoustic styles.

This opportunity, for the students to examine and adjust so many different types of guitars, and to observe the idiosyncrasies and "rules of physics" for each member of the guitar family; this is what has made these courses so enduring.

You expand your knowledge and practical "hands on" skills, in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.

 

Levels 1-5 are offered. Learn more about each level Here!

To register for courses, check current offerings below and register online or in-store.  If you require assistance or the info page hasn't answered your question, let us know, we'd be happy to help.

 

 

Course Info List


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Upcoming Course Offerings


Guitar build class 7-8 weeks. Consecutive Saturdays

Cost: $ 1,400.00
This introduction to Guitar Repair and Design, will provide students with hands-on training in the set-up and repair of acoustic and electric guitars. A detailed study of fretwork technique, including safe fret removal, correcting the lay of the neck, fret levelling, re-crowning and polishing will be covered. The fabrication of hand-cut nuts and saddles and an overview of the basic physics and design of the various members of the guitar family will also be covered. The interaction of elements, that determine the instrument's ability to perform at its optimum level of playability, will be covered in detail. Workstations, hand tools and some supplies will be available for the duration of the course. Several dedicated hand tools are fabricated for the students use, during the course. Discussion of the business aspect of guitar repairs is also covered, for those that are interested in working on instruments, to generate a part time or full time income. Support material will assist the students, in evaluating many of the commonly needed repair / restoration procedures. $950 + Tax added at checkout

Cost: $ 950.00
putting more of the pieces together to get you building your own guitar in level 4. highlights include: more intense wiring, winding your own pickups, radius and fingerboards, changing the radius and fingerboards, performing neck resets, and more!

Cost: $ 950.00
Level two of the repair and design course. $950 + tax added at checkout

Cost: $ 950.00

Check out some photos from previous rounds of the course! 

HOURS

Monday Closed
Tuesday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 4:00pm

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