5 Day Guitar Building Course

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An intensive one week (5-day/37.5 hours) course designed to allow someone with little experience to build a simple instrument from scratch

Covid-19 Update

We are closely monitoring the current situation and ongoing Government Guidelines as well as ensuring the School is Covid Secure.

While we acknowledge that as of 19th July 2021 it is no longer law to socially distance or wear face masks we continue to take precautions to ensure the safety of our staff and students for the foreseeable future.  This includes:

A Negative Lateral Flow Test on the start day of the course (and possible future tests depending on the length of the course)

The wearing of face masks for all students and staff

We are now taking bookings for 2022/23 onwards.

If you have any questions please email office@crimsonguitars.com  

You will begin by choosing one of our archetypical designs and build a flat-top guitar from raw wood to completion, with your choice of timber, hardware (as available), and pickup configuration.  

You have a choice of four instrument designs: S-type, T-type, single cut, or double cut.  

Time constraints mean that custom designs are not available on this course.  Things like inlay or body carves are similarly restricted in order to ensure that the student is able to complete the instrument within the timeframe.

This Course Itinerary:

  • Day One - Wood preparation and joinery. Jointing tops and bodies, necks, and fingerboards.
  • Day Two - Routing out body and neck blanks. Carving Neck.
  • Day Three - Fretwork. Start routing cavities.
  • Day Four - Finish any remaining routing. Fine sanding. Glue in the neck.
  • Day Five - Oiling the instrument. Assembly. Set-up

Learn these skills in a fully outfitted workshop with an experienced instructor and training assistant guiding you through each and every process.  By the end of your day at Crimson you will leave with all of the knowledge needed to repeat the procedures on any instrument.

Timbers and hardware can be purchased through us at an additional cost to the course.  You may, however, choose to bring your own materials and hardware, if you wish.  Please fill in the Specification sheet for a quote and to confirm that you will be bringing the correct materials.

A Specification Sheet and a Student Questionnaire will be downloadable on purchase.  Please fill this in and email it to office@crimsonguitars.com. attention Rikki.  This questionnaire is simply to tell the instructor of your woodworking experience so that the course can be catered to each student.

Design and material specs must be finalized and approved at least one month before the course starts to ensure that all necessary materials can be ordered in good time.

This 5 Day Course entails 7.5 hours a day with breaks.  Your day with us 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 be 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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