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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE is December  8, 9 & 10 –  RSVP here!

We’ve added our new Tube Amplifier Diagnostics & Repair Seminar and Tube Amp Building to our Summer Workshops 2015. This year you can combine the two and save in our Combined: Tube Amp Diagnostics & Tube Amp Building.  Now you can come away with a superior hand wired tweed style guitar tube amp or a hi-fi stereo tube amp and an thorough understanding of tube amp diagnostics and repair in just two short weeks.

In addition to our summer schedule of intensive guitar building workshops, we are offering  Set-up and Maintenance,  Guitar Finishing & Relicing, Guitar Electronics UpgradesEffects Pedal Making and Ukelele Building.

All of our workshops are hands-on and closely guided by your instructor.  Enrollment is limited.

Register early for significant savings on tuition.  Early registration ends 5/2/2015.

I invite you to peruse the summer menu and call our school with questions.  Now is your chance to take Chicago School of Guitar Making courses and come away with your handmade guitar, ukelele, tube amp and knowledge of tube amp repair!

Sincerely,

Ian Schneller

Combined: Tube Amp Building + Tube Amp Diagnostics & Repair – 2 weeks

An exceptional opportunity to learn the principles and practices of tube amp diagnostics and repair and then hand build either a Tweed Style guitar tube amp or a Hi-Fi Stereo tube amplifier. In addition to a hand-built point-to-point amplifier ready for a custom finish, students will leave with the knowledge and ability to service the amp themselves.

For complete details and to register online click here> Combined: Tube Amp Building + Diagnostics & Repair

July 14 – 24, weeknights 7pm – 9:30pm

$1233 tuition. Amp materials cost is additional and varies according to kit choice.

Take $100 off for registering before May 2, 2015.

Acoustic Guitar Building – 2 Weeks

Construct your very own Martin 000 style steel string acoustic guitar of either Rosewood or Mahogony from an excellent kit under the watchful eye of the instructor. The Stewart- MacDonald kit uses top quality woods and can produce instruments which rival even the greatest luthier builds. Students will have a complete guitar ready to play and ready for custom surface finishing.

For complete details and to register online click here> Martin 000 Summer Workshop

July 13 – 24, Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Course fee: $3615 for Mahogany, $3665 for Rosewood includes tuition, instruction and all materials.

Take $100 off for registering before May 2, 2015.

Electric Guitar Building – 3 Weeks

Build a sonically superior, high quality traditional style electric guitar to your personal specs this summer. This slab body electric guitar build will feature a non-adjustable steel reinforcement in the neck, yielding a guitar with superior longevity, stability and tonality. Daily lecture/demonstrations will cover the instrument’s design theory and construction principles and students will be guided through the skills and methodologies required at each stage of the construction. Students will have a complete guitar ready for custom surface finishing.

For complete details and to register online click here> EGB Summer Workshop

July 6 – 24. Monday through Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Course fee: $3990 includes tuition, instruction and all materials.

Take $100 off for registering before May 2, 2015

Download the Calendar CSGM 2015

 

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