Acoustic Guitar
Live Online Guitar Making Class

Many of you may have seen my last blog post where I had the privilege of announcing my new website focused on sharing the wonders of the art of hand crafting guitars with both players and guitar builders interested in understanding more about this wonderful, historical, and inspiring instrument we all love so much; the hand crafted guitar.

My vision for theArtofLutherie.com is very big, but even the largest journey starts with that first exciting step.

Live Online Guitar Making Class

I’m excited to be writing this post today to tell you about my first Live Online Guitar Making Class that I will be teaching through theArtofLutherie.com.  I make a point to say “live” online class because even though it is online, it is NOT prerecorded. It is a live two way video and audio meeting where we can see and hear one another for a true classroom experience. I’ll be broadcasting my live video in HD so you will get to see first hand the different things I’m demonstrating as if you were in the room with me here.

I have been testing software for quite a while now and the system I have in place is very smooth and easy to use and provides the next best thing to actually being here in the room with me.

Who Is This Class For?

Guitar Care and Maintenance 101 is for guitar players, collectors, new guitar builders, or anyone who ever wanted to understand more about how their guitar works as well as how to make subtle adjustments to their instrument for maximum play-ability and tonal response.

Students will have the option to connect their microphone (or even video) into the meeting for easy Q and A, or if they prefer they can use the instant Chat feature. Demonstrations will be streaming live HD video, as well as some supplementary photos and other media that I have prepared to illustrate different points and aspects of the curriculum we are covering.

Class Outline

So now that you know a little bit about how this live online guitar making course works, let me tell what my first class is about.


Day 1 – Physics & Geometry (1hr)

  • Basic Guitar Physics
  • Scale Length
  • Intonation
  • Tone
  • String Tension
  • Play-ability VS Tone
  • and more!

Day 2 – Guitar Set Up (1hr)

  • Basic Tools
  • Measuring and Setting Action
  • Set Intonation
  • Neck Relief / Bridge Height
  • Nut and Saddle
  • Finish Care
  • and more!

All students who attend the course will have access to watching the online course replay as many times as they want via theArtofLutherie.com


Click Here to Learn More Or To Reserve Your Spot Today!


Other News From The Art Of Lutherie
I’m putting together my second class right now that I will make available in the next few weeks as well! If you have any class subject you would like to see me offer please let me know in the comments below and maybe I can get them on the development road map for you.

This is top secret so don’t tell anyone 😉 , but I’m planning some amazing stuff coming up soon, like some live meetings and classes with other top guitar makers, great guitar making articles, luthier tool giveaways, and much much more. This is going to be fun and my hope is that it will be a great asset to anyone who wants to look deeper and understand more about The Art Of Lutherie.

 

2 Responses

  1. Jerod says:

    I’m curious about how the depth, size, and shape work together (or against each other) to create a particular tone in acoustic guitars. For example, does a slope shoulder shape change the sound versus a dreadnought (assuming similar bracing patterns and tonewoods)? Or what happens if you change the depth of the guitar? Things of that nature.

    • Tom says:

      Hi Jerod,

      I go into great detail about these very concepts that you mentioned here in my book/dvd set: Guitar Making Book & DVD

      I think it will provide you with some great information and video demonstrations for you and help you begin to understand how the guitar really works.

      Let me know if you have any other questions,

      Thanks!

      Tom

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