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 Fall & Winter class schedule now available.

Build an Acoustic Guitar with Robert Ford

us_guitar__pic.jpg Many of those who have played or even admired the beauty of the guitar have shown interest in making their own heirloom instrument that can be played today and passed on to future generations. In this class beginner and intermediate woodworkers will build an exceptional steel string acoustic guitar using a unique kit as a foundation. You will
learn the terminology and the techniques that are unique to the luthier's art. The process is broken down into small steps, beginning with the construction of the neck including truss rod installation, fingerboard & fretting, abalone inlay to the construction of the body including brace trimming/fitting, top installation, bridge gluing/alignment, purfling and final fit up of the neck to body joint using a bolt-on system. Each guitar will be completed leaving the final top cote finish up to the student. Look for our other classes designed for finishing techniques. You can see a finished example of the guitar in the school. The guitar can be made in sapele or sycamore- please indicate your choice when signing up. Tuition: $355.00 plus materials $285.00

Section 022112B: Tuesday evenings, February 21 - April 17, 6:00pm - 9:30pm

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Testimonials

3/17/2012

Matt,
Thanks for a great class today at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking.

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7/2/2012

Hi Bob,
Just a quick note to thank you and Will for an excellent experience in the Chapin Class.  I had to be home early and was not able to properly thank  you for the additional time on Sunday.  I have learned a lot in this class as I have in all of your programs.  I’ll see you in the fall.

John