Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Classical Style Guitar with John Ressler

Dates: 9/22/2014 - 9/28/2014
Tool List: Click here for tool list

Cost: $975
Materials: $600
Deposit: $400

Masters Fellowship

A classical guitar is a delicately crafted instrument designed primarily for finger-style playing. Building a classical guitar is a great way to increase your acoustic guitar building experience as you will learn new methods and become involved in the intricate details of this fine instrument. This guitar will be modeled after a traditional design classical guitar while employing modern luthier methods such as a bolt on neck. Most of the parts will be built from raw material--there will not be many pre-fabricated parts. Materials will be Indian Rosewood with a cedar top. By the end of the week you will have completed your own hand-crafted Classical Guitar that is ready to be strung. This class is a logical "next step" for those who have taken the Acoustic Guitar class.

Key Points:

Build a classical guitar from start to finish
Building and carving a guitar neck from scratch
Carving guitar top braces and manipulating them for tone
Getting the best tone from a guitar
Fretting a musical instrument
Woodworking to very tight tolerances
The theories behind what makes a guitar work

There is a $45 annual registration fee that will be added to your the total amount of the class if this is the first class you are registering for this season.

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