1 • Fundamental
This is where people with little or no woodworking experience can learn the basics of hand tool work while building a guitar from previously prepared materials. Tops, backs, and sides are thicknessed and fingerboards are slotted. This is not a kit, however. Students still need to bend their own sides, inlay their rosettes, and carve their necks. They will also learn basic assembly procedures, brace carving and top voicing, binding, fretting, finishing (not lacquer), and set up. They come away with either a dreadnaught or a OM size steel string guitar.
18 weeks of instruction, 3 hours per week.
Next class begins August 2008.
Cost is $1950 plus materials (approximately $425).