Acoustic or electric guitar
When: Thursday, friday and/or Saturday 10.00-15.30.
Length: 6 to 8 months.
Costs: €1995,- (materials not included).
Result: Your own handbuild guitar!
This course teaches you how to build your own acoustic or electric guitar from scratch. Learn all the aspects of the guitar you would like to build. This course takes 6 hours a week for about 6 to 8 montch (depending on the guitar). The result is you going home with your own (designed) handbuild guitar.
10 weeks intensive guitarmaking course
When: Monday till Friday from 10.00-16:00.
Length: 10 weeks in a row.
This course is the perfect combination between acoustic and electric guitar construction and repairs.
You build at least two instruments, one bold on electric guitar and a steel string acoustic guitar. For both instruments it is possible to build an existing model but the guitars can also be designed by yourself.
Furthermore, many repairs are covered and there will be different lectures held on all aspects of guitar construction.
Materials for the two instruments are included in the course fee.
Accommodation: I will be happy to help you finding the right accommodation. This can be at a host family as well as a bed and breakfast, hotel or appartment. In the summer months camping at one of the nearby campgrounds is also an option.
Dates in 2018-2019:
To enroll for this course the easiest way is to send me an e-mail or give me a call and let me know when you would have time to come to do the course.
3 weeks fundamental acoustic or electric guitar building course.
When: 3 weeks in a row (monday-friday, with the weekend off)
Spent 15 days in our workshop an build your own acoustic or electric guitar.
We have several different guitar shapes you can choose from (oo, om, dreadnought, or small jumbo, telecaster, les paul, archtop or strat etc.) and get yourself into the beautiful craft of guitar making. You learn every aspect involved in guitarmaking, from sanding and bending the sides untill the final set-up. After 3 weeks you leave with your finished hand build guitar. We do spray a protecting layer of lacquer or oil on the guitar so it is protected but if you want a full lacquered guitar you can choose to do it yourself at home or arrange us to spray it for you.
The 3 weeks course used to be a 2 weeks course, but we noticed that a lot of students would like to work on a bit more relax tempo. But if you still like to do a 2 weeks course instead, for instance because of the length of your holiday, this is no problem. The 2 weeks course takes 6 days a week, Monday until Saturday with the Sunday off.
The course price is not including the materials. Please contact us so we can discuss materials for your guitar and the prices that come with it.
Dates in 2018-2019 (2 weeks):
5 – 17 November 2018
7 – 19 January 2019
6-18 May 2019
11 – 29 November 2019
Assemble your own tele or strat -style guitar
When: saturday and sunday from 10.00-16.00.
Length: 2 days.
Cost: €1195,- (including materials).
This 2 days course is designed so that you leave after 2 days with your own tele or strat style guitar.
It consists of 2 days of instruction including lectures, discussions and hands on assembly of your own electric kit guitar. You choose from 2 different body styles (strat or tele) and choose the colour up forehand, as well as the material of the fretboard (maple neck with maple fretboard or maple neck with rosewood fretboard).
This course was created for the guitar enthusiast or luthier in training who likes to have first hand experience in assembling an electric guitar.
You work on the neck and frets, wire all the electronics, learn how to shape a nut, end assemble an electric fender style guitar that you take home after 2 days.
The bodies are made from alder and the colours you can choose from are:
For the tele:
2 tone or 3 tone sunburst
3 tone sunburst with double binding
For the strat:
Lace placid blue
2 tone or 3 tone sunburst.
Dates in 2018-2019:
24-25 November 2018
2-3 February 2019
22-23 June 2019
14-15 September 2019
7-8 December 2019
Guitar set up and electronic course
Length: 1 day
Result: Learn how to maintain and set up acoustic and electric guitars. Bring your own acoustic and electric guitar and learn how to professionally set them up. Learn about stringing your guitar, nut and sadle height, different truss rod options and how they work, and everything else you would like to learn about how to set up and maintain your guitars. In the afternoon Ben Koole from ‘the Soundfixer’ is joining us to tell you all about the electronics of the electric guitar.
Dates in 2018-2019:
23 December 2018
27 January 2019
14 April 2019
21 July 2019
20 October 2019
All courses have a max of 4 people. The day courses don’t have set dates wich means you can start when you like as long as there is a free space. For the other courses I have set dates. If you would like to do one of the courses but can’t make these dates please let me know and I’m sure we can work a way around it. To sign up for a course please send me an e-mail and I will get back to you soon.