FretWork, Setup & Basic Wiring Workshop

8 Day Boot Camp (64 hours of training)

Our Fretwork, Setup and Basic Wiring Workshop is a hands-on class specializing in Refrets, setups, string nuts, bridge saddles and intonation, Neck Reset (bolt-on necks) and Basic Wiring . Offered as a 8 day bootcamp and limited to four students. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • 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

Workshop cost is $4,200 per student. 50% of tuition ($2,100) is due 30 days before the workshop begins. The remaining balance is due on the first day of class. Students are required to bring one or two guitars to work on during 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

Sat. Aug 24 ~ Sat. Aug 31, 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.

Custom Setups

In this Boot Camp, you’ll learn more than just factory setups. We teach you how to adjust the guitar to the player’s playing style. Understanding the right questions to ask your customer, and how to integrate that information into the perfect setup.

Complete Refret

Learn how to refret bound & un-bound necks. Plane & Radius a fretboard. Level & Recrown Frets Like a Pro.

Bridge Saddle Adjustment

Adjusting the action at the bridge saddle(s) gives you the options of high, medium or low action.

Carving the String Nut

The condition and action at the String Nut will affect the play-ability of any guitar. For example; tuning issues, intonation, string rattle and ease of play.

Pickup Adjustment

When the pickups are adjusted correctly, your guitar will sound great. However, when adjusted incorrectly, you may experience load pops, intonation issues, string rattle or weak output.

Adjusting The Intonation

Adjusting the intonation is the final step of a setup. When adjusted properly, your guitar will play well- in-tune. We teach both traditional techniques as well as various Tempered Tuning Systems.

Neck Resets (bolt-on necks)

The angle of the neck is critical to optimum volume, tone and play-ability. During this Workshop, each student is required to perform at-least 3 neck resets.

Basic Wiring

We’ll explore the various types of pickups (acoustic & electric). Including the Taylor ES-1 & ES-2 Systems. For magnetic pickups, we’ll learn about Color Codes,  Jacks, Switches & Pots.

Call Us

(615) 251-8884

4951 Smiley Rd. Chapel Hill, TN 37034

(615) 251-8884