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Guitar Building Class
Who's ready to build a Guitar?
Ever wanted to build your own guitar? Of course you have! Guitars are the most popular instruments on the planet! This is your opportunity to turn that dream into a reality. No woodworking experience? No problem! Our beginner course is efficiently, custom-tailored to walk you through the entire process, even if you’ve never even picked up a hammer. And best of all, you’ll walk away from this class with a great sounding, great feeling instrument of heirloom quality.
This is WAY more than a workshop – it’s a personal retreat, a time to get away and learn a craft and build something amazing and personal! We’re located in the scenic woods of middle Tennessee, about an hour outside of Nashville. As a bonus, and at no extra cost to you, we’ll put you up in our amazing Treehouse Village where you’ll feel like a kid again while enjoying all the comforts of home. Plus, we’ll feed you good home-cooked meals! Our classes are set up to teach only 5 at a time so you get personal instruction and relationships with several instructors on hand.
In a nutshell, you’ll build a steel string flat top guitar with a Sitka Spruce or Western Cedar top and a Mahogany or East India Rosewood back and sides, with bolt-on-neck construction. We’ll walk you through the woodworking step by step, as well as the fretwork, assembly, and set up. The only thing we don’t do in the class is the “finish work”. All tools and materials will be provided. It may sound overwhelming to make a completely functional guitar in such a short timespan (6 days OR 2 weekends)…and granted, on your own it would be! But you’ll be working directly with Grant Batson (co-founder of Batson Guitars) and other instructions who’ve done this more than a few times.The tools and processes employed will break each step down into manageable and enjoyable tasks to ensure your success.
You’re sure to have frustrations, at times, and you’ll certainly be tired and dusty at the end of each day, but that’s part of the glorious beauty of making something with your own two hands. Be warned, though: guitar making is addictive. You may not want to go home at the end of the week.