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Guitar Repair & Restoration Course

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This course is also part of our Guitar Technician Program. An early registration discount is in effect, and expires Jan 31

Description

The Guitar Repairs and Restoration workshop teaches essential procedures for a variety of repairs, addressing damage, aging, and wear on any stringed instrument – acoustic and electric.

Students are encouraged bring their own instruments to repair themselves with guidance from an experienced luthier, in the hands on portion of this course. In fact, realizing repairs on student instruments often more than offsets the cost of tuition!

The skills and knowledge base taught in this course are a must for the guitar builder, instrument repair technician, or anyone interested in instrument restoration.

This course is also part of our Guitar Technician Program.

We offer this course *combined with our Guitar Electronics Course  for a complete understanding of string instrument restoration, upgrades and repair.

Details
  • Workshop Safety

    While we make every effort to keep the CSGM workshop clean it can be dusty and at times noisy. We recommend hearing, respiratory, and eye protection be used when working in the shop. We have this safety equipment available for use or purchase when in class and it is the students responsibility to exercise diligent use of these safety measures.

  • Fee

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

  • Materials and Supplies

    Project 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 instructor, Ian Schneller, will share 34 years of proprietary techniques, reference traditional repair methods and demonstrate the proper use of a variety of hand tools and power tools.

Students will learn about various materials and glues, and how to use them properly.

In addition to observing a variety of shop repairs, students are encouraged bring their own instruments to repair with guidance from an experienced luthier. In fact, realizing repairs on student instruments often more than offsets the cost of tuition!

Students may wish to combine this course with Guitar Electronics Repair & Upgrades

Topics include:

  • Headstock break
  • Crack repair
  • Neck resets
  • Gluing
  • Clamping
  • Brace repair
  • Bridge replacement
  • Saddle alterations
  • Minor fret repair
  • Finish retouching
  • Set-up principles
  • Electronics troubleshooting
  • Drill press
  • Belt sander
  • Tool kit
  • Setting up a home workshop