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5 Day Build Course

£800 course fee, parts and materials cost dependent on specification

This course is for those who want to experience building an electric guitar from scratch. You can
recreate an existing design or create your own.

These will be solid bodied guitars and basses with bolt-on necks and will usually be fixed bridge versions, though some trem options are possible within the timescale.


You can choose your hardware and pickups, which we can supply, or you can bring your own. The instrument will have an oiled, and possibly stained, finish, and there are some
very attractive timbers available at East Durham Guitars to choose from.


If you want a paint or lacquered finish, additional tuition can be supplied, or we can apply the finish for you.

Day 1 - Design layout, template manufacture and body routing

Day 2 - Cavity routing, neck routing, truss rod slot, fretboard manufacture and fretboard glued on

Day 3 - Neck shaping, radius fretboard, fretting

Day 4 - Sanding and oil finishing

Day 5 - Assembly, set-up and play!

You will leave with a high quality instrument and probably an appetite to build more!

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