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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 at a additional cost.

Day 1

  • Design layout

  • Template manufacture

  • Body routing

Day 2

  • Cavity routing

  • Neck routing

  • Truss rod slot

  • Fretboard Manufacture

  • Fretboard glued on

Day 3

  • Neck shaping

  • Radius fretboard

  • Fretting


Day 4 

  • Sanding

  • Oil finishing

Day 5

  • Assembly

  • Set-up

  • Play!

You will leave with a fully functional quality instrument and will have had a thoroughly

enjoyable experience!

The day runs from 9am to 5pm with a short lunch break ( usually around half an hour). There are local shops a 5-10min walk or you may wish to bring your own lunch.


Tea and coffee will be available at no extra cost.

The deposit for the course will be £100 and can be purchased by clicking the Buy Now button at the top of the page. Once purchased we will quickly be in touch to arrange a suitable date for the course and also additional information regarding the full cost of your course and also the specification of your Guitar/Bass. 


Please be aware these deposits are non refundable so please contact us if you have any questions regarding dates etc.

The remainder of the course fee and parts will be taken during the course.


If you wish to use PayPal credit for the full course please contact us before you make deposit payment.

These courses are ran from our factory / unit in Shotton Colliery in County Durham . We are just 5 mins off the a19 and there are many  options for public transport to nearby cities/towns

If you require accommodation we can recommend local hotels.

If you require any information before purchasing please dont hesitate to contact us at 

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