“I recently completed a rewarding two week twelve day deep dive into guitar building. The course was taught by Greg Maxwell of Dogwood Guitars in Mt. Vernon Ohio. “Course” is inadequate to describe this skill and technique refining experience. I left the intense two-week build with a beautiful rich sounding Student Dogwood Monarch guitar and the skills and knowledge to complete my first high-quality solo build at home.
I have been a hobbyist woodworker/furniture builder for over 35 years. I wanted to take my hobby in a new challenging direction by building guitars. I consider myself a novice instrument builder. Greg’s laser focus on the quality of the sound produced by his guitars is what sold me on his program. Respecting the wood is the foundation of all of Greg’s guitars. His many advancements in building, voicing and tuning the guitar were shared in detail.
Greg is an excellent teacher. His dedication and sense of humor enriched the experience. The goals for each day were clear. Each technique or skill was demonstrated clearly before I carried out the operation. Greg was patient but persistent in making sure outcomes for each part of the build met his standards.
I recommend without reservation Greg Maxwell’s guitar building course.”