Build Your Own Guitar
The guitar will be of traditional woods. FSC certified Mahogany for the back sides and neck and Engleman spruce for the top. The appointments will be simple and traditional. There will be a few options to personalize your instrument to make it special.
In the first 8 days we will build the complete guitar without decorative binding. The additional two days: January 22-23, can be used to add binding (decorative edge trim) to your guitar or for extra time to finish up last details, but participation is optional. Additional tuition is $50 per day; additional materials fee for binding is $50. For this course to be successful we suggest some woodworking experience and familiarity with hand tools.
Registration for the course will close Dec 15, 2016.
DatesNew! Sat, Jan 14, 2017 - Sat, Jan 21, 2017
$600.00 per student (Early-bird rate) add'l optional days $50/day
You will need the following tools for this class:
- You should have your own dust mask for the class.
Please notify North House if you plan to enroll in the optional days 9 and 10 to complete the decorative binding in advance. Some students do elect to stay for an extra day to finish up work on their projects. This can be determined at the conclusion of the course.
David built his first guitar at the age of fourteen. He has traveled as close to home as Colorado and as far away as Israel to study the craft, which has led him into new and innovative ways to construct the instrument, create new sounds, and expand on the current voice of the guitar. Dave runs Hungry Jack Outfitters on the Gunflint Trail with his wife Nancy.
Photo by Layne Kennedy.
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