Levan's Guitar Services

Workshops & Training

"Training the next generation of guitar techs & luthiers"

Guitar Tech & Setup Workshops

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Our guitar tech & setup workshops are specifically tailored to train players, rodies, repair techs and aspiring Luthiers how properly setup and repair stringed instruments. Each student receives hands-on training, an impressive tool kit, Tech~Sheets from multiple manufacturers, my latest best selling book and a certificate of completion. Prior experience prefered but not required to be admitted to the 6 week program. Students applying to the 8 day boot camp must have atleast one year of guitar maintenance experience. We offer discounts for US Military Veterans. All students must be 18 years old & a legal U.S. or Canadian resident to be accepted.

Classes are limited to 4 students!

We will cover the following:

  • Setting up acoustic, electric and bass guitars
  • Pickup installation & adjustment (acoustic & electric guitars)
  • Refrets (bound & un-bound necks)
  • Neck Resets on bolt-on necks (including electrics guitars and Taylor Acoustic Guitars)
  • Carving a bridge saddle & string nut
  • Administrative requirements (insurance, business license, resale certificates, etc.)
  • Evaluating & troubleshooting problems
  • Enhanced customer service skills

The workshop is taught from a customer service perspective. In other words, we teach you how to adjust the guitar to the player's playing style. Providing you with great customer services skills to help you communicate with your clients and manufacturers effectively. Combined with the setup and repair skills you'll learn, this workshop can improve your profits.

Students may bring one or two guitars (acoustic, electric, bass, mandolin, etc.), and a desire to learn.

Workshop cost is $3,600 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ($1,600 value), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

E-Mail or call us to sign up!

~Special Offer~

Sign up a friend and you both will receive a $100 gift card for Stewart Mac Donald!

You & a friend must register & attend the workshop. You will receive the Gift cards on the first day of class!

 

Workshop Schedule

8 day bootcamp (64 hours of training)
 

 -Sat, Feb 24 thru Sat, March 3, 2018
    -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~ 2 spaces available~

    -Sat, April 7 thru Sat, April 14, 2018
    -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~4 spaces available ~

    -Sat, June 2 thru Sat, June 9, 2018
    -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~ 4 spaces available ~

-Sat, July 21 thru Sat, July 28, 2018
    -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~4 spaces available ~

    -Sat, Sept. 15 thru Sat, Sept. 22, 2018
    -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~4 spaces available ~

Guitar Fretwork & Setup Workshops

Our Fretwork & Setup Training is a hands-on class specializing in fretwork, setups, strings nut & bridge saddles. Offered as a 4 day bootcamp and limited to four students. Here's what you'll learn:

  • Setting up acoustic, electric or bass guitars
  • How to remove frets
  • Measurements (radius, slots, parts of the fret)
  • How to Plane & radius fret board
  • Re frets (bound & un-bound necks)
  • Fret Level & Re crowning
  • Carving a bridge saddle & string nut
  • Evaluating & troubleshooting problems

Workshop cost is $2,500 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ($1,400 value), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

E-Mail or call us to sign up!

Schedule: Thurs Dec 7 thru Sun Dec 10, 2017

 -Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~1 space available ~

Click on the "Sign up" button below and select the "Fretwork" class from the menu.

 

Grades

Grading is based on three types of exams; written, performance and presentation. Students with a grade of 78% or higher will receive a certificate of completion. Students who score 85% or higher will have the opportunity to apply to several manufacturers to become an Authorized Service Center (Bronze or Silver level) for those manufacturers. We are working closely with companies like Taylor Guitars and several others to provide excellent hands-on training.

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Guitar Tech & Setup Workshop

Advanced Guitar Repair & Restoration

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This program provides skills training for guitar repair tech's to learn advanced repair & restoration techniques. Students entering the advanced course must have either completed one of our previous Guitar Tech & Setup Workshops or pass an entrance exam before being admitted to the workshop. We offer discounts for US Military Veterans. Must be 18 years old & a legal U.S. or Canadian resident to be accepted.

Classes are limited to 4 students!

We will cover the following:

  • Advanced re frets
  • Structural repairs (broken headstocks, braces, body cracks)
  • Neck resets (dovetail neck joints)
  • Bridge & bridge plate replacement
  • How to replace a pickgaurd on acoustic guitars
  • Finish touchup
  • Advanced administrative requirements (insurance, business license, resale certificates, etc.)
  • Advanced customer service skills

Students need to bring at-least two guitars, one with binding and one without, one electric and one acoustic. Workshop includes a complete tool kit, materials & supplies.

Workshop cost is $4,800 per student. 50% of tuition is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class.

Workshop includes tool kit ($1,800 value), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

~Special Offer~

Sign up a friend and you both will receive a $100 gift card for Stewart Mac Donald!

You & a friend must register & attend the workshop. You will receive the Gift cards on the first day of class!

 

Workshop Schedule

16 Day Boot Camp (120 hours of training)

Sat. Oct. 13 thru Sun. Oct. 28, 2018

Daily 8 AM. to 4 PM. ~ 4 Spaces Available ~

Grading is based on three types of exam; written, performance and presentation. Students with a grade of 78% or higher will receive a certificate of completion. Students who score 85% or higher will have the opportunity to apply to several manufacturers to become an Authorized Service Center (Silver or Gold level) for those manufacturers. We are working closely with companies like Taylor Guitars and several others to provide hands-on training.

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Advanced Guitar Repair & Restoration

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2017 Graduates

The Guitar Services Workshop is proud to announce our class of 2017 graduates:

Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

2016 Graduates

The Guitar Services Workshop is proud to announce our class of 2016 graduates:

Guitar Tech, Setup & Repair Workshop

For more information contact John at: 615-251-8884

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Workshops are offered at our facility in Thompson Station, Tennessee or at your location. For more information, call John at 615-251-8884 or e-mail him at guitarservices@aol.com

 

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