Acoustic and Electric Guitar Repair and Setup Classes
Have you thought about learning guitar repair and setup? Have you considered attending a lutherie school but found the distance and cost to be prohibitive? Or maybe you simply want to learn how to do basic work on your own guitars. Taking lutherie classes at the Dogwood Guitars shop is a fun and efficient way to learn all manner of essential repairs and setup techniques. Don’t risk taking your guitars to a chain store tech for basic work, learn to do it yourself and save money and frustration. (I repair many instruments each year that somebody else messed up!)
Topics include basic and advanced setup techniques for both acoustic and electric guitars, fret dressing and re-fretting, bone nut and saddle making, basic soldering and wiring, and basic finish repair. Other class topics include crack repairs, neck resetting, and bridge/ bridge plate repairs. Classes are scheduled based on Greg’s current work load and your schedule. Contact Greg at 614 348-2147 for details about scheduling class time. Please note: Classes are not pre-scheduled at specific times, Greg will schedule them when you are available.
Setup and Repair Class Rates
Class time with Greg is $60/hour. You may book as many or as few hours as you wish. There is a discount for a full eight hour day, the cost is $450. Classes for both electric and acoustic repair and setup are offered.
Whether you choose to observe while Greg works on his own guitar jobs, or you work on your own under his direct supervision, you will be getting valuable time one-on-one with an experienced luthier and great teacher. Your time with Greg will prove to be an exceptional value when compared to spending months in school and many thousands of dollars in a group setting where your time is shared with a room full of other students.
If you want to gain a thorough understanding of guitar setup and repair, and would like to end up with your own hand-made guitar, consider taking the two-week guitar building class offered by Greg. You will learn most of the fundamentals of setup and repair while building an acoustic guitar. This class is two full-time weeks, cost is $4500 plus materials.
When are classes offered?
Setup and repair classes, as well as two-week build classes, are offered based on student availability and Greg’s schedule. Class dates are not predetermined. Contact Greg to inquire about scheduling your classes.
How much do classes cost?
Setup and repair classes are $60/hour, $400 for an eight hour day.
What Students Are Saying:
“What a rare and unique opportunity I was recently afforded when I got to spend seven days of intensive study with Greg at Dogwood Guitars. He possesses not only the skills of a true world-class luthier, but also the heart of a teacher. I cannot think of a better way to jump-start my growth as a guitar tech. In the short time I spent with Greg, I received the knowledge and confidence to tackle everything from assessments and basic set-ups, complete refret jobs, bone nut and saddle making, to wiring and pickup upgrades. I am very grateful and feel honored to have had this opportunity!” Chris N. Kansas City, MO
“While there are many places to learn about guitar repair, having a great teacher makes the difference between a good experience and one that is really extraordinary. Greg is the real deal- he is funny, easy to work with, a true master at his craft, and most importantly he teaches in a clear and easy-to-understand style that makes doing high end work obtainable for any level of experience. I can’t say enough good things about this class!” Thomas D. Columbus OH
“I used to be afraid of touching anything on my guitar. After spending time with Mr. Maxwell, I feel like the mystery and the fear of the unknown have gone away. I can now make my own adjustments with confidence. And if I am not comfortable with something, he has been more than willing to answer my questions.” Craig B. Delaware, OH