Buy a Gift Voucher
In-person course

Guitar making group course


About the Course

Three times per year we run a 12-day full-time group guitar making course. 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: Finishing
Day 12: Setting up

Each days runs from 10am-6pm with a break for lunch at 1-2pm.

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.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tools and materials included. Upgraded hardware and Hiscox also available to buy directly (please enquire).


Alex Bishop at Alex Bishop Guitars
Alex Bishop Guitars, Unit 11
32 Easton Road
See more from this course organiser All reviews for this course organiser

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

Available as a gift

Learn about gift vouchers




3 weeks (10:00am to 6:00pm)

Please select available date:

Please select a date above first
Make a booking request

Review this course


Please note that email addresses added here are not published. Contact information will not be shared or used for marketing unless you opt to receive our monthly newsletter about UK creative courses. You will be notified by email within two weeks if the course provider responds to your review.

Have you done this course?