An intensive 3 month course where even a complete novice will be able to build an acoustic guitar of their dreams from scratch.
The photographs shown here are of the acoustic built by former student Bjørge during his 3 month course in 2019.
You will have the options to build a dreadnaught steel strung guitar, a steel strung small bodied parlour guitar or a traditional nylon strung classical guitar. You will learn the basics of hand steam bending the sides, using planes and chisels to thickness the top, back and sides of your guitar and you will learn neck carving, fretting and final setup techniques.
During the finishing process you will have spare time on your hands and at this time you will be taught an intensive short course on hand tool setup and sharpening covering chisels, gouges, hand planes and cabinet scrapers. We suggest you bring your own tools as spending time sharpening a tool belonging to someone else often feels like a waste of time.
We will provide the moulds needed to build the guitar but you can, if you like, stay for an extra week to build your own moulds from scratch. This would add a further £495 to the total fee but would allow you to build a larger variety of guitars.
We are now taking bookings for 2023/24 onwards.
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Your day will begin at 9 am with coffee/tea and lunch breaks, and end at 5 pm. There are local shops and pubs within a 10-minute drive of Crimson Guitars though most students bring a packed lunch.
With our studio based in the picturesque rolling fields of Dorset, close to the town of Dorchester, take this opportunity to combine a unique experience with a refreshing holiday.
Should you require accommodation during your course we have a dedicated booking agent who, for a small fee, will be able to help you.
Please get in touch (office @crimsonguitars.com) attention Rikki for more information and to let us know how we can help you become the best guitar maker you can be.
Check out our YouTube channel for more videos on how to get the most out of your Crimson Guitars precision hand tools as well as a myriad of guitar-building tutorials and demo videos.
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