Instrument Finishing with Robbie O’Brien September 19-23, 2022
This course is for anyone who wants to learn how to apply a professional high gloss sprayed finish to a musical instrument such as a guitar or ukulele. Luthier and Instructor, Robbie O’Brien and Finishing Guru/Luthier, Jeff Jewitt, team up in this class to share the skills and techniques needed to achieve a world class finish. Students will learn everything from the surface prep to the final buffing stage and everything in between. Students can bring their own instruments ready to finish or work on sample boards if they do not have an instrument ready to finish. Time permitting, Jeff will demonstrate a basic sunburst finish, touch-up techniques to do during the finishing process and basic spray gun techniques. The purpose of this course is to empower students with the information and skills necessary to produce high gloss sprayed finishes in their own shops.
Care must be taken when finishing a musical instrument to not have a dampening effect on the instrument’s tone. Achieving a quality high gloss finish starts long before the spray gun comes out. Robbie and Jeff bring decades of experience to this class. Be prepared to learn and pick their brains on all things lutherie and finishing related.