Make an Acoustic Guitar with John Ressler (7 Days) May 14-20, 2022
Building your own guitar can be one of the most rewarding crafts. It consists of precise joinery, creativity and music all in one package! Students will be guided through all the critical elements of making an acoustic, steel-string guitar. Materials will be high-grade quality, solid woods only. Because of the obvious time limitations, prefabrication of parts will be necessary, and John will supply these. Students will learn the start to finish process of the craft and art of musical instrument construction. By the end of the week, everyone will have completed their own hand-crafted, acoustic guitar that is strung and fully playable. The application of a protective finish will be discussed in depth so students can complete the project after the class ends. Participants should have some experience correctly using hand tools, such as chisels and planes. If you ever wanted to make a guitar, this class will be the chance of a lifetime. The hours are long, and the challenge is great, but the satisfaction will be tremendous and will create “sound” memories that will last a lifetime.