Guitar & Bass Set-up and Maintenance Classes

GTR set-upUpcoming Classes
Sept 5 – 26 (4 Tuesday Nights)

Cost: – $249
Classes meet 7pm – 9:30pm

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Understanding the fundamental operation of the guitar or other stringed instruments allows the player to keep their instrument playing and sounding great for years to come. This also minimizes any problems before they can cause long term damage.

 

Musicians often experience changes to their guitar set-up caused by changing string gauges or different weather environments. Have you ever wanted to set up your guitar for slide playing or wondered how you can tweak your set up to fit your playing style? There are a multitude of things you can do which will influence the way it plays and sounds.

 

These workshops are divided into lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on workshop with John Reuter. We recommend you bring two guitars that could use some love as students will have the opportunity to properly set-up these instruments. This would help offset the course cost.

 

John Reuter is the Director of Training for Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and has been building and repairing guitars since 1985.

 

Electric Topics Include:

GTR set-up 2

  • Neck relief
  • Neck pitch (Bolt on)
  • String action
  • Nut action
  • Intonation/saddle compensation
  • Fretboard radius/saddle Arch
  • Truss rod adjustments
  • String break angles
  • Selecting string type and gauges
  • Nut considerations
  • Fret wire condition and sizes
  • Fretboard care and cleaning
  • Tuning machine adjustments and maintenance
  • Pickup height adjustments
  • Various bridges
  • Finish care
  • Humidity concerns
  • Tool list

Acoustic Topics Include:

John Set UP

  • Neck relief
  • String action
  • Nut action
  • Intonation/saddle compensation
  • Fretboard radius/saddle Arch
  • Truss rod adjustments
  • String break angles
  • Selecting string type and gauges
  • Nut and saddle considerations
  • Fret wire condition and sizes
  • Fretboard care and cleaning
  • Tuning machine adjustments and maintenance
  • Acoustic Pickups
  • Various bridges and saddles
  • Tying nylon strings
  • Finish care
  • Tool list