A Pickin’ Stick is one of the simplest stringed instruments to build and play. It is an ideal project for someone who wants to learn to build or play stringed instruments, even if you think you can’t. There are no wrong notes or complex finger arrangements. Any string you play will sound good! This project is a great introduction to stringed instrument building, including installing frets, installing tuners, stringing, and setting up an instrument as well as fine woodworking. Each student will go away with a completed fully playable instrument. Materials will be high-grade instrument quality woods. Applying a finish to the instrument will be the responsibility of the student after the class, but will be discussed in detail. The class will include a group lesson on playing the instrument as time allows. WARNING: Building stringed instruments is addictive. This instrument is especially addictive—it is difficult to put down once you start playing it!