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Guitar Electronics Repair & Upgrades

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Description

The Guitar Electronics Repair & Upgrades workshop teaches instrument electronics troubleshooting, repair and component installation for both electric and acoustic instruments.

Students will learn to achieve the best possible sound and reliability for their instrument and approach any instrument’s electronics problems with confidence.

This course offers an indispensable knowledge base for the instrument repair technician or guitar builder.

Students are encouraged to bring as many stringed instruments to repair this course as they can.

* If the student is unable to bring their own instrument to repair please contact us in advance to arrange for the school to provide one for use during this course. 

We offer a discount to combine this course with our Guitar Repair & Restoration Course for a more complete overview of both electric and acoustic stringed instrument repairs.

 

Details
  • Fee

    Fee includes instruction, reference handbook and hands on workshop time with use of a luthier workbench, specialized tools and shop supplies.

  • Materials and Supplies

    Materials, components or hardware the student chooses to use for their repair project are not included in the fee.

    The instructor will be available to advise on items to purchase either through the school or on one's own.

  • 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.

     

The workshop is divided into lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on training.

Students are encouraged to bring instruments to repair and any hardware they intend to install*

Lectures include an introduction to electronic circuits and various components, diagnostics, modifications and upgrades.

Demonstrations include proper tool use, various wiring techniques, workbench set-up and shop safety.

* If the student is unable to bring their own instrument to repair please contact us in advance to arrange for the school to provide one for use during this course. 

Topics include:

  • Instrument electronics circuitry
  • Pickups and components
  • Diagnostic techniques
  • Component selection
  • Options for repairs
  • Modifications
  • Upgrades
  • Schematics
  • Shop safety
  • Wiring diagrams
  • Installation techniques
  • Tools and the emergency kit
  • Setting up a home electronics workshop