Sydney Intensive Guitar Making:
For the Sydney intensive guitar making courses please see Steve Toscano’s website here:
The Newcastle School runs a 10 day intensive guitar making course:
Build Your Own Guitar @ the Australian Guitar Making School – Newcastle
Under the guidance of Matt Semmens from Semmens Guitars, head luthier at the Australian Guitar Making School Newcastle.
This course is for designed for every skill level. Many people come to the guitar making course without any prior woodworking experience, and some don’t play the guitar and just come to be creative with timber. You will be guided to create an amazing instrument in sound and beauty.
The course will be held at the workshop in Wallsend – Newcastle
The guitar making course consists of 10 days of classes, Monday to Friday over 2 weeks
The sessions will go for 7-8 hours with breaks for tea and lunch.
You will select from local Australian timbers for the back and sides of your guitar
You can select between Spruce and Western Red Cedar for the tops
Some of the processes will be carried out before the course begins . Your timber will be prepped and ready to go when you start.
Given the short duration of the course your guitars will not be varnished. The tops will be sealed with shellac while the back and sides will be either oiled or detailed instructions will be given for other finishing options to be carried out at home.
Designs offered in this course are based on popular models Dreadnought, OM, Parlour, Classical. However, they are all original shapes designed by Matt from Semmens Guitars
Total Cost for the 10 Day Guitar Making Course is $5900 and includes a Hard case to take your guitar home in.
$500 deposit is required for securing your place in the course
20th June – 1st July
Nov 14th -25th
Oct 30-Nov 10