Training

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Acoustic or electric gitaar

When: Thursday, friday or/and Saterday 10.00-15.30.
Lenght: 6 to 8 months.
Cost: €1995 (not including materials).
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 is for 6 hours a week for about 6 to 8 montch (depending on the guitar). Result is you going home with your own (desighned) handbuild guitar.

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10 weeks intensive guitarmaking course

When: Monday till Friday from 10.00 till 16.00 hour.
Lenght: 10 weeks in a row.
Price: €4875,-

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 means that this could be an existing model but the guitars can also be designed by yourself.
Furthermore, many repairs are covered and there will be different (guest) lectures held on all aspects of guitar construction.
Materials for the two instruments is included in the course fee.

Accommodation: I will be happy to help you in finding the right accommodation. This can be at a host family as well as bed and breakfast, hotel or appartment. In the summer months camping at one of the nearby campgrounds is also an option.

Dates in 2017:

To enroll for this course the easyest way is to send me a mail or give me a call and let me know when you would have the time to come to do the course.

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2 weeks fundamental acoustic guitar building course.

When: 2 week in a row with the Sunday of.
Cost: €1795,-

Spent 12 days in our workshop an build your own acoustic guitar.
We have several different guitar shapes you can choose from (oo, om, dreadnought, or small jumbo) and get yourself into the beautiful craft of guitarmaking.
You learn every aspect involved in making an acoustic guitar, from sanding and bending the sides till the final set-up. After 2 week you leave with your finished (but not lacquered) hand build guitar. We do put a protecting layer of lacquer 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 for us to spray it for you.

The course price is not including the materials. Please contact us so we can discus materials for your guitar and the prices that comes with it.

 

Dates in 2017:

24-7 till 5-8.

11-12 till 23-12.

 

Dates in 2018:

23-7 till 4-8.

15-10 till 28-10.

 

 

 

Frank and two students.

Assemble your own tele or strat -style guitar

When: saterday and sunday from 10.00 to 16.00 hour.
Lenght: 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 color up forehand, also 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 wants 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 essamble an electric fender style guitar that you take home after 2 days.

The bodies are made from alder and the colors you can choose from are:

For the tele:
unfinished
Surf green
Vintage with
2 tone or 3 tone sunburst
3 tone sunburst with double binding

For the strat:
Unfinished
Fiesta red
Wine red
Lace placid blue
Sonic blue
Surf green
Vintage white
Black
2 tone or 3 tone sunburst.

dates in 2017:

28-29 January

6-7 May

29-30 July

21-22 October.

Dates in 2018:

27-28 januari.

14-15 april.

23-24 june.

15-16 september.

24-25 november.

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Guitar set up and electronic course

When: 10.00 to 16.00 hour
Lenght: 1 day
Costs: 200,- euro
Result: Learn how to maintain and set up acoustic and electric guitars. Bring your own acoustic and electric guitar and learn how to profecional set them up. learn about stringing your guitar, nut and sadle height, truss rod desigh and how they work, kinna everything 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 elctronics of the electric guitar.

Dates in 2017:
19th of February

21th of May

10th of September

26th of November

Dates in 2018:

25th of februari.

6th of may.

15th of july.

7th of october.

23th of december.

 

In general

All courses  have a max of 4 people. The day courses don’t have set dates with 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 the dates please let me know and im 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.