This course is for people who want to build an instrument to their own specification,
and need more flexibility with build time, but are less interested in building at
The aim of the course is to be a building experience as there is little spare time
There is a limit to what can be created from scratch in 5 days, and this course
enables students to make a more customised guitar than the Build your own first guitar. It is not
more difficult, rather that each deviation from a simpler specification adds extra
workshop time and cost.
Many electric guitars and basses can still be completed in 5 days, but some cannot
&ndash for example carve top and tremolo guitars will either need extra course days
OR need to be built on
Custom build your own guitar course (which takes place over a week).
Acoustics are longer term projects taking a minimum of 13 days (depending on the
specification), as they need more time for gluing/drying etc.
course runs throughout the year with a variety of dates including weekends, and
there may be a mix of builders at each session. Electric builders will need a minimum
of two visits and acoustic builders will need a minimum of four, but these can be
spread out over any time period that suits.
There will be a maximum of four people on this course.