Electric Guitar Making Fast-track Course


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Our Electric Guitar Making Fast Track Course offers essential luthiery training in hands-on workshops, giving the student a quick start to making their own custom guitar, bass or any string instrument.

This course bundles classes arranged sequentially, 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.

Fast Track Courses include Guitar Set-up Course, Guitar Design Course, and a Guitar Making Workshop.

Summer Camp Courses include Guitar Set-up Course, Guitar Electronics Course,  Guitar Design Course and a 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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  • 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.

  • 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