Guitar Building Methods 2 with John Ressler July 20-21, 2019


$330 tuition, $175 material fee payable to John
Key Points:
*Making guitar neck routing fixtures
*How to use the fixtures
*Hand carving an acoustic guitar neck
*Fingerboard layout and construction

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The “Guitar Building Methods 2” class is a unique opportunity to build 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 second methods class will focus on jigs and fixtures for making guitar necks, fingerboards and bridges. Students will build the three different neck routing jigs as well as a fixture to hold the neck for carving. Once the jigs are completed, each student will carve their own acoustic guitar neck from raw stock. John will also demonstrate various methods for making and slotting fingerboards and bridges. Participants will also learn the mathematical formulas for laying out the frets for any stringed musical instrument.

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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.