10 Week Saturday Course

In our 10 Week Saturday Course students will attend 10 consecutive Saturday, full day sessions (8hrs per class). If extra sessions are needed our students are welcome to come along to our casual sessions that run along side this course.

Students who attend the Gold Coast Guitar Making School are personally guided through each and every process during the course. There are no pre-prepared or pre-assembled parts and we take the time to demonstrate both traditional and modern methods of acoustic guitar making and  'demystify' some of the secrets of building exceptional handmade guitars!

There are no prior skills required to attend our classes and we limit our class numbers to ensure that our students take home a high quality handmade custom guitar.



Course Details & Instruction

  • Choosing the style of guitar from our selection you wish to custom build
  • No extra charge for cutaway guitar
  • Discussion of addition design options for your guitar (see optional extras)
  • Hand selecting your tonewoods from our range of high quality and unique AAA grade timbers
  • Guitar design and bracing patterns based on playing preferences & acoustic principles
  • Bending the back and sides of the guitar (all solid woods)
  • Joining and bracing a sound board and back (all solid woods)
  • Creating your own custom sound hole rosette
  • Fitting and gluing the top, back and sides
  • Making all internal and external parts from rough stock by hand
  • Routing, bending & fitting of all solid timber bindings
  • Building, shaping and carving your neck to suit your playing needs
  • Cutting and fitting the neck-to-body joint
  • Creating your own custom design bridge and headstock
  • Making and slotting the fingerboard
  • Installing and dressing frets
  • Finishing materials and techniques such as natural Danish oil finish
  • Final assembly and set-up to critical specifications for superior playability
  • Use of all power and hand tools; how to maintain them and work with them safely
  • High quality coated strings
  • Included gold or silver Gotoh tuners
  • Nut, saddle and bridge are all Tusq ($60 value)


Optional Extras (additional costs apply)
  • Custom laser cut headstock design
  • finger board binding
  • Upgrading of machine heads
  • Gold fretwire
  • Abalone inlays
  • 12 String Guitar



Workshop Times & Timetable 2017



Course Cost & Inclusions

$3500 (inc GST)

This includes tuition, all materials, tonewoods, machine heads, rosette, truss rod, nut, saddle, fret dots and strings.

Saturday Course Payment Options

OPTION 1 - Full Payment Upfront
$500 Deposit then $3000 Due First Day
This option includes bonus hardcase valued at $300

OPTION 2 - Two Installments
$500 Deposit then $1500 Due First Class, 2nd Payment $1500 Due Week 5

If you would like to attend this course and want to find out more, please contact
Aaron on 0422 116 500 or fill in the on line form here

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