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.