1909 Clementsvale Road

Bear River, NS B0S 1B0

Phone: 902-467-0112


Four Week Building Course

A basic hands-on course for beginning instrument makers where you build a steel-string acoustic guitar starting with the raw materials. All the techniques will be taught for making one guitar, as well as some basic repair and setup techniques. At the end of four weeks, you have a perfectly setup and playable instrument ready for finish. Some of the topics covered in the Four Week Course include

  • wood selection
  • soundboard and back bracing
  • bending the sides
  • and carving the neck
  • Instruction on the french polish finishing technique. (Danish Oil is the medium)

Tuition for the Four Week Course is $6,000 +hst

Materials not included. You may purchase materials from shop stock or special order materials.

Four Week Course Registration