Guitar Making Courses

Due to current concerns regarding Covid-19, we have suspended this project for the time being. However if you are interested please contact us and we will keep you up to date with progress as we hope to move some tutorials to online.

Fretboard

The course looks at all aspect of the Fretboard.

Theoretical topics include

  • Purpose and Fundamentals
  • Scale Lenght and Fret Spacing
  • Variations including Fanned Multiscale
  • Fretwire, fretslots including Blindslots
  • Bound or un-Bound
  • Dots, Inlays and other markers
  • etc….

Practical Element sessions combine demos, practical hands on work and give participants the chance to see and try out different methods to create a fretboard.

  • Using Hand Tools
  • Using Routers
  • Using CNC

 

 

Guitar Neck

The course looks at all aspect of the Guitar neck

Theoretical topics include

  • Purpose and Fundamentals
  • Design considerations
  • Bolt-On, Set Neck or Through neck
  • Neck angles, Headstock Angles…
  • Neck Carve,  profile shapes from C, D, V to Modern
  • Combining all to create a great neck design

Practical Element sessions combine demos, practical hands on work and give participants the chance to see and try out different methods to carve and shape a guitar neck.

  • Using Hand Tools
  • Using Routers
  • Using CNC

 

Guitar Body

The course looks at all aspect of making a Guitar body

Theoretical topics include

  • Purpose and Fundamentals
  • Wood choices, Decorative and Solid maple caps
  • Layout and drawings
  • Making templates
  • Buying and Preparing wood body blanks
  • Thicknessing, cutting and sanding

Practical Element sessions combine demos, practical hands on work and give participants the chance to see and try out different methods to make a guitar body.

  • Using Hand Tools
  • Using Routers
  • Using CNC

Apart from guitars, I also have a great passion for Scuba diving and have taught 100’s of people about the fundamental theory and practical aspects of using underwater breathing equipment. While devising these guitar making courses, I wanted to apply the same principals. For our Theory lessons, I ensured that they are Progressive, Accurate, Visual and Effective. This means that not only will you be able to learn new things, but you will have gained a deep understanding of the topics discussed. For the Practical sessions, they are structured to be Safe, Technically correct, Effective and Progressive.  Everything is being explained, demoed and broken down into small steps that you will be able to safely repeat.

Experienced tutor

Knowledge transfer in a safe environment

Achievable results you can repeat on your own

I am proud to be a full member of the MIA and a Support Member of The European Guitar Builders. Jens Hucke