Pickup Winding

Upcoming Classes
November 10-11, 2018
Cost: Standard Option – $425    Premium Option – $800
Classes meet Saturday & Sunday, 9am – 4pm

Students will receive lecture, demonstration and hands-on experience on the design and construction of custom pickups.  Students will complete a minimum of one single coil and one humbucker pickup, which they will keep. During the hands on portion students will receive comments and insights from Jason Lollar, noted pickup making expert from Vashon Island (near Seattle).


Standard: includes lecture, hands on,  and material costs for two pickups (One Les Paul humbucker, One Strat single coil). The course also includes – Basic Pickup Winding – a book written by Jason Lollar, used for the workshop and for your future reference.
Premium: Includes everything in the standard option plus a Mojotone pickup winder.

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A 1979 graduate of Roberto Venn, Jason Lollar was introduced to pickup winding at the Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery and built his first winder in 1980.  He repaired and made pickups for his own guitars in small quantities until the mid 90’s when he wrote a book on pickup winding.  Since then his business, Lollar Guitars has become exclusively about making pickups.  Lollar designs one-of-a-kind pickups for special applications, makes reproductions of old pickups no longer made, and has a standard line of pickups that are sold to the general public and guitar manufacturers including: Fender custom shop, PRS custom shop, Heritage Guitars, Collings, National and many small custom builders.  Lollar Guitars employs 18 people and is located in downtown Tacoma Washington in the Dome District.