Bridge, Brace & Body Repair Workshop

8 Day Boot Camp (64 hours of training)

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 will cover the following:

    • Structural repairs (broken headstocks, braces, body cracks)
    • 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 All-Solid Wood Acoustic Guitars. Workshop includes a complete tool kit, materials & supplies.

    Workshop cost is $4,200 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 ( $2,400 value ), materials & supplies, and training manuals.

~Special Offers~

Use the Promo Code “May 4th “

$500 off any 8 day Workshop

$200 off any 5 Day Workshop

$100 off any 2 Day Workshop

High School & College class of 2024 Graduates qualify for an additional $100 discount for our 8 day Boot Camps! Must be 18 and attend a Boot Camp in 2024.

Sign up a friend and you both will receive an additional $100 Discount!

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

Workshop Schedule:

July 13 ~ 20, 2024 (Registration Closed)

 

Students receive a Professional Tool Kit

All students will receive a professional tool kit (yours to keep). In addition, we will provide all supplies & study materials for each student. In other words, we will never nickel & dime you for things you need during class.

Classes are limited to 4 students

We limit all of our Workshops to 4 students. Training is hands-on, our goal is for every student to fully comprehend the curriculum. Learning in a small class, you won’t have to fight the crowd to get a question answered. 

Grading

Grading is based on three types of exam; written, performance and presentation. Students with a grade of 80% or higher will receive a certificate of completion. Students who score 88% or higher will receive a letter of recommendation.

Brace Repairs

In this Workshop, you’ll learn how to repair cracked and separated braces. Not only do we teach you how to repair braces with wood glue, we also teach you how to use hot Hide Glue. Hide Glue is a must when restoring vintage instruments.

Body Cracks

Body cracks are caused by dramatic temperature & humidity changes, as well as impacts. We’ll teach you the proper way to repair body cracks permanently.

Bridge & Bridge Plate Replacement

In this Workshop, you’ll learn how to remove bridges & bridge plates. Each student will also carve a new bridge & bridge plate from scratch. This also includes setting the intonation.

Broken Headstock Repair

Broken headstocks are sad reality for many guitars. We will teach you how to repair broken headstocks and how to touchup the finish.

Call Us

(615) 251-8884

4951 Smiley Rd. Chapel Hill, TN 37034

(615) 251-8884