Courses

The five-month Guitar Making and Repair Course is the school’s ‘flagship’ program and has been offered continuously since 1975.  Additional electives and workshops offer expanded areas of training and can be taken in conjunction with the core five-month course or as individual courses for specialized expertise. For information on any of the courses, please click on the links below.

PLEASE NOTE: The Guitar Making & Repair Course is currently Licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education and Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The additional avocational courses offered at Roberto-Venn are not included in the school’s scope of institutional accreditation. Federal Financial Aid is available for those who qualify for the Guitar Making & Repair program only.

Guitar Making & Repair

Intensive 5-month course that consists of practical and theoretical training in acoustic and electric guitar construction and repair. Learn More…

Avocational Courses:

Tool Seminar

Three-day workshop on the use of selected hand tools, power tools, and equipment used in the art of guitar making. Learn More…

Amp & Effect Pedals

Basic Electronics Theory, Tube Amp and Effect Pedal Construction & Theory courses.  Learn More…

Pickup Winding

Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience on the design and construction of custom pickups with guest instructor Jason Lollar Learn More…

 

Lap Steel Construction

Two weekend workshop teaches student to construct a Lap Steel guitar  Learn More…

 

Advanced Electronics

Workshop teaches alternative wiring ideas and basic preamp design, and includes: lecture, demonstration and hands on experience in advanced guitar electronics with guest instructor Scott Walker. Learn More…

 

Metallic & Patina Finish

Students will learn how to apply a metal coating to a solid body guitar, including copper, bronze, silver and color options, with guest instructor Scott Walker.  Learn More…

 

French Polishing

Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience with French Polish finishing technique. Learn More…

 

 

One Week – Electric Guitar Building Course

Build your own Fender Stratocaster ® or Telecaster  ®  guitar. This course was created for the guitar enthusiast or luthier in training who wants the experience of building an electric guitar, while learning the basic fundamentals….. Learn More…