Dovetail Neck Reset 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 offer discounts for US Military Veterans & First Responders. All students must be 18 or older to be accepted.

Classes are limited to 4 students!

We will cover the following:

  • Neck resets (dovetail neck joints)
  • 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, with Dove-tail Neck Joint (preferably American Made). Workshop includes a complete tool kit, materials & supplies.

Workshop cost is $3,900 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 ( $2,000 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

Sat. Nov 12 ~ Sat. Nov 19, 2024

Daily 8 AM ~ 4 PM


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 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.


The first step to a sucessful neck reset begins with accurate measurements. In this Workshop, you’ll learn how to accuratey measure the compression & draw of the neck joint & top.

Neck Removal

Dovetail necks can be very challenging to remove. You’ll learn proven techniques to help you remove the neck cleanly.

Top & Tenon Cleanup

Cleaning off the old glue is just the part of this process. Sanding the tenon accuratley while maintaining the proper angles is critical.

Applying Shims

After carving the heel to the proper angle, applying the tenon shims is easy with our tenon cauls.

Installing the neck

Installing the neck correctly will ensure a great outcome. There’s more to it than just slinging glue and clamping the neck. We’ll teach you how to install the neck under the proper tension to make the neck reset a success!

Call Us

(615) 251-8884

4951 Smiley Rd. Chapel Hill, TN 37034

(615) 251-8884