May 22-26, 2017
Mon. thru Fri., 6:30pm – 10pm
In this five day workshop students will learn how to apply a metal coating to a solid body guitar, from start to finish. The course is based on the innovative metallic and patina finishes that Scott Walker uses on selected electric guitars in his custom guitar line.
The course is taught through lectures and demos on how to prepare and handle metal coating liquids and how to use appropriate spray techniques and application options, for these liquids.
Students learn the finishing process by doing hands on work on an electric guitar body. The student may use an existing guitar body they own or purchase a guitar body from the school. Roberto-Venn students who have taken the Tool Seminar have the option of using the ‘woodshop tele’ they constructed during the seminar. The guitar body must be prepped, sanded and approved by R-V instructors prior to the start of the course.
Scott will cover some simple cold patina processes as well as sealing the final product. There is a diverse range of colors that can be applied within the finish, in addition to the bronze, copper and silver metallic colors used. To get an idea of the possibilities, take a look at one of Scott’s bronzed guitars at his website: http://www.scottwalkerguitars.com/Fathom.html
Cost of workshop includes all materials used for workshop: Guitar hanger, class handouts, finish supplies: bronze coating, sand paper (0000 steel wool), patina chemicals, sealing spray and wax.
Added Value: Apply a metallic or cold patina finish on your tool seminar ‘Tele’, another guitar body, or wood blank.
* The Lap Steel project instrument can be used to apply the Patina finish!
Scott Walker began tinkering with electronics at an early age. In his early teens he began playing guitar and experimenting with pickups. In the Spring of 2001 he attended the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery. Following graduation he accepted a job with luthier Richard Hoover, of Santa Cruz Guitar Company. At Santa Cruz Guitar Company his specialty became hand-carving necks, and he also began to take on other responsibilities, including the position of shop foreman. At this time he began developing an electric guitar for the ‘21st century.’ After meeting musician Barry Sless, he began to develop an instrument that had the broadest tonal range available. After five years of R & D he began offering his guitars to the public. During his pursuit to develop an electronic package to incorporate into these instruments, he began working with electronic wizards Peter Miller and John Cutler. This collaboration resulted in the current design now found on all ‘Walker Guitars.’ For more information please visit: www.scottwalkerguitars.com
Apply this unique and beautiful metallic or cold patina finish to an electric body. Assembled with neck, hardware and components this finished guitar will have significant ‘added value.’