Beginning Electric Guitars - Build a Telecaster or Stratocaster with Mike South


In this class we jump into the world of electric guitar construction. Students will each build their own guitar based on the world famous Fender Telecaster (yeah- that’s the one Bruce Springsteen plays!) or the equally famous Fender Stratocaster.

Starting with a solid wood body we will bandsaw and rout the basic shape, fit and fine tune the maple neck (we will purchase pre-made necks for this beginning class), fine tune the rosewood fingerboard and install all the hardware, electronics and both pickups. Finishing is an important part of any guitar so we will also spend portions of the class time applying your choice of finishes. The end of the class will be final setup & tuning of the guitars and then a jam session to prove how good they are! Mike South has been building guitars, banjos and mandolins since 1981 and is the owner of Windjammer Instruments.  Sign up today for this exciting class and have the satisfaction of building (and playing) your own heirloom quality instrument. Specify preference for Strat or Tele, rosewood or maple fingerboard and black or white pick guard when registering.

This class meets over two weekends.

Tuition $495.00 plus materials ($439.00).

 Section 080820B: Saturday & Sunday, August 8 & 9 and September 12 & 13 , 9:30am- 5:00pm

NOTE- This class was originally scheduled to meet June 13, 14, 27 & 28. Rescheduled due to Covid-19

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