Avocational Courses

The following courses are available to the general public and are not included in the scope of the school’s institutional accreditation.

 

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…

 

 

Vacuum Tube Amplifiers

 

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…

 

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Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on training n the art of inlay with guest instructor Larry Robinson 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…