Guitar Building Methods 1 with John Ressler July 13-14, 2019


$330 tuition, $250 material fee payable to John
Key Points:
*Making guitar side bending fixtures
*How to make a radius sanding bowl
*Construction of plate joining fixtures
*Procedures for side bending
*Various methods of gluing tops and backs

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The “Guitar Building Methods 1” class is a unique opportunity to make your own guitar building jigs and fixtures. After completing the fixtures, students will use them to make actual guitar parts. This class provides a rare opportunity to learn lutherie methods that are typically only learned through a hard-to-come-by luthier apprenticeship. This first methods class “Guitar Building Methods 1” will focus on jigs and fixtures for building an acoustic guitar body. Students will build their own side bending machine, a side bending form, a radius sanding bowl, a guitar building form (shape of the students choice), and a plate joining fixture. John will demonstrate all of the jigs and fixtures, as well as showing a variety of alternate methods. For information on the July 20-21 Guitar Building Methods 2, click here

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There is an annual, nonrefundable registration fee of $45.

This registration fee is not a part of the class fee and is not deducted from the final balance due. This is the financial binding that locks you into the class and starts the registration process. This fee does not apply to students who only take one single day workshop.