If you want to start making your very own custom built guitar please fill in the enquiry form below.
Classes vary based on the individual school. Please select your closest school to see the class days and times
This is our most popular course. The student attends a 4 hour workshop class each week until their guitar is finished. Students attend weekly classes in a specialized guitar building workshop and are taught and supervised by a Certified Guitar Making Instructor. Class duration is 4 hours and the maximum class size is 6 students. The time taken to complete a guitar depends on a number of factors including the existing woodworking skills of the student, their preferred pace of working and the complexity of the guitar that they choose to build. Twenty five to thirty five weekly sessions is typical.
Weekly Course Tuition Fee
Students pay a weekly tuition fee that covers the use of the workshop (each student has his/her own bench to work at), the use of all the specialized guitar making tools, and instruction and supervision from a Certified Guitar Making Instructor.
This is a pay-as-you-go course so you don't need the full course fees up front but instead you get to spread the cost of your course over approximately 6 months.
Also this course gives you the opportunity to work totally at your own pace. Of course you are supervised all the way by one of our expert instructors so you can be confident that you will produce an excellent guitar.
Learn to build your own custom electric guitar on the Central Coast of NSW! The teacher for this course is Phil Dawson from Phil Dawson handcrafted guitars. Phil is one of the best luthiers on the Central Coast of NSW and his build and finishing techniques are second to none. With over 30 years teaching experience Phil will make sure that you create an excellent guitar that will sound and play better than anything you can buy in the shops.
One of the most satisfying experiences you can have is playing a guitar that you have handcrafted yourself. Now you have the opportunity to do just that. You will learn the skills necessary to shape, setup, and create you very own Electric guitar. This isn't a kit! This is a fully custom made guitar. You will be selecting the timbers, shape and style of the guitar and be guided through all the stages to completion.
This course goes for 8 days and is held each year in Hobart, Tasmania. Dates with availability are 19th - 26th April 2017. Your instructor is a professional Luthier who will guide you through the process step by step. You will finish the course with a high quality instrument.
Click here for more information on the Ukulele Making Course
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The course fee is $980 and includes all material, all training in a specialist luthier workshop, and instruction from Strato, who has many years experience in making ukuleles and teaching others to make musical instruments. You will have the pleasure of making your ukulele from scratch - no kits here!
So, if you are interested in making your own ukulele call Strato on 0425 202 154
This course is held in Tasmania in September each year and is a very popular course that books out quickly; the 2016 course is already booked out and we have taken some bookings for Spet - Oct 2017. So you better get in quickly if you want to take advantage of this 18 day guitar build..
Click here for more information on the 18 Day Guitar Making Course
This school runs a single 18 day intensive course each September.
The course consists of full days, from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Saturday for 3 consecutive weeks.
We are aware that there are shorter intensive courses available but our aim is for our students to produce very high sound quality instruments and our many years of experience have taught us that this requires a full 18 days of teaching We would never compromise that sound quality or the quality of the experience that our students enjoy by making their own guitar from scratch.
This course is not only run in Tasmania but it also uses Tasmania timber for the guitars. The course fee is $4,180 and includes GST, all tuition and materials and even a case for your new guitar.
This is a very popular course, (2016 is already booked out 2017 has some vacancies left - Sept - Oct 2017), so if you are interested in attending the 2017 course, or in finding out more, then please contact Strato (0425 202 154), or fill in the online form here. Please note that once your booking is confirmed we require a $500 deposit (which is of course deducted from the full course fee).