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Electric Guitar Making – Fast Track Courses Fall 2019


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Electric Guitar Making Fast-track course offers 24 hours of essential luthiery training and hands on workshops, giving the student a quick start to their custom guitar making project.

The course bundles three sequential classes arranged so that the student can progress through a logical series of curriculums and get an original electric guitar design project underway within a short time.

Week 1: Guitar Set-up & Maintenance

Week 2: Guitar Design + Blueprint

Week 3: Guitar Making Workshop

No drawing, design or previous shop experience is necessary.

This course teaches how to design and make an electric guitar from raw materials and stock or custom hardware. This is not a kit course.

Seize this rare opportunity to make a successful first lap into a lifetime of Luthiery.

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  • Course Fee

    Fee includes instruction, course handbooks, shop training and the use of a dedicated luthiery workbench and all tooling necessary to complete this project.

  • Materials Purchases

    Materials purchases are the responsibility of the student. The necessary materials costs range from $250. Many of the materials for this course are available through the school. Upon registration, a phone conversation with the student will be necessary to determine materials so they can be acquired in time for the course.

  • Instructors

    Ian Schneller read bio

  • Location

    1240 N. Homan Ave. in Chicago, Illinois 60651   Map

  • Registration

    Register online, in person, or by phone: 773.489.483 . Cash, credit card or a personal check are accepted. Registrations are final and non-refundable. Payment credit is transferable.


Ian Schneller with Guitar Design Student