Two times per year we run a 14-day full-time group guitar making course. Lessons run Monday-Friday on weeks 1 & 2, then Monday-Thursday on week 3. This course is an excellent experience for learning to build your first guitar, but it also works well for makers who have already built an instrument but would like to develop their hand tool skills, work to a tried-and-tested schedule, or find news ways of working efficiently in the field of lutherie. Students will be expected to follow this overview of the course: Day 1: Bending sides, glueing braces Day 2: Shaping braces, neck blank preparation Day 3: Soundboard design and bracing Day 4: Glueing on the back Day 5: Glueing on the soundboard Day 6: Installing binding Day 7: Finishing and fitting the neck Day 8: Cutting the dovetail and final installation Day 9: Installing a truss rod Day 10: Glueing on the fingerboard, fretting Day 11: Making and fitting the bridge Day 12: Making nuts and saddles Day 13: Finishing Day 14: Setting up Each days runs from 10am-5:30pm with a break for lunch at 1-1:30pm. Students will be able to choose from a selection of high quality timbers to build their instrument, and may choose from a variety of body shapes, including 000, OM and parlour guitar sizes. Students can also opt to upgrade the tuners on their guitar, and pre-order a Hiscox hard case to take their instrument home in, at the end of the course.

What's included in the price?

All tools and materials provided.


112 hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Alex Bishop Guitars

with Craft Courses since 2019

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Parking provided
  • UK Holiday
  • Suitable for beginners
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Alex Bishop Guitars, Unit 11, 32 Easton Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS5 0DB