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    Default Build your own Electric Guitar - 5 Day Class with Mike Learn

    Found this posted on another forum and thought you guys might be interested.
    IMO, $1200 sounds pretty reasonable for a 5-day seminar that teaches you how to build your own guitar.

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    Learn Lutherie!! Build Your Own Electric Guitar in a 5 Day Class with Mike Learn!!

    You asked for it, and now you got it! Mike is offering a 5-day, action-packed, non-stop, wood-working extravaganza here at his Colorado Studio! During this course you will build your own dream electric guitar!

    The class project will be a solid body with bolt on neck, however throughout the week Mike will demo dozens of different techniques and construction options. You can choose to build one of Mike's standard models (Rock Caster, ICON or Flak Jacket) OR design your own body, headstock and truss rod cover! If you choose to design your own, you will need to have a good idea of what shape you want when you come to class, and the design will be subject to approval to ensure that your instrument will be properly balanced with good sound. You will also learn to route your guitar to hold the hardware and pick up(s) configuration of your choice.


    You will learn:

    • how a guitar works
    • the basic geometry of an instrument and how to be creative within these guidelines
    • how to apply your knowledge to plan your instrument
    • how to choose good tonal wood
    • techniques for solid, chambered and semi hollow bodies
    • how to work with patterns and jigs
    • complete fret work
    • set up
    • wiring
    • how to choose your hardware (what works with what and why)
    • how to finish your instrument with natural wood or custom paint options
    • and much much more!!


    We will supply all materials to build the body, neck and fingerboards including fret wire and truss rods. You will need to provide your bridge, pickup(s), hardware, tuners and strings.

    Due to the time frame, we will not be able to complete a custom paint job on the guitar. You can choose a natural wood finish, or go home with a guitar primed and ready for paint.

    Dates: Wednesday April 8 - Sunday April 12
    Time: 9 - 6 PM daily
    Location: Mike's studio in Boulder County CO

    Seats in this class are VERY limited. The cost of the course is $1200. If you are ready to reserve a seat, or if you have any further questions, please contact me.

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    Man.
    Could you imagine how much fun we would have at that Dino?
    Breakfast Club all over again?
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    If it wasn't so far away I would be all over this. I would pay that money no problem to learn how to properly make my own instrument and walk away with a custom one after 5 days.

    Reminds me of the Egnater course that costs about $1600 where you build your own amp over a weekend. I'm real curious about that too but Egnater has suspended those courses because they are too busy with their new products. I'd be surprised if they offered it again though, sounded too good to be true.

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    Sounds cool, I'd do it if I lived there.
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    that's an awesome idea!

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    Hey if you guys want to learn how to build guitars, I can post threads on the subject, and teach everyone the tricks and tips on how to do it. I own Brian Winger Guitar Co. and build custom one off's and corporate models. Just a thought, what do you think of that idea?

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    now that is even cooler!

 

 

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