This course teaches you how to make a guitar, including different construction methods and different styles of instrument. You'll also learn key guitar repair skills, such as how to re-fret, and work on projects from making ukuleles to electric guitars. The course may include visits to auctions, museums, and instrument collections to help build up your knowledge on the development and history of guitars.
- Alternative construction methods
- Setting up
You should aim to complete two instruments and this will include how to find and choose the right wood for your project. You'll also complete some common guitar repairs and possibly more major repairs like head grafts and replacing fronts, which leads onto our Advanced Guitar Making and Repair course.
The name of the course, as it appears on your qualification or certificate, will be NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations - Level 2
The tutor will give you feedback throughout your course.
Four GCSEs grades A*-C in relevant subjects including maths and English, or a related Level 1 qualification. You'll also need a short interview with a tutor who will check the course is right for you. To guarantee a place, you should aim to book at least a month before the course starts.
You'll need to source and buy materials for your projects throughout the course - your tutor will advise you on this.
Set up your own business as a guitar maker and repairer or progress to our advanced guitar making course to improve your skills. You could also re-enrol on this course if you are still completing a guitar project or want to perfect your techniques.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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Musical Instrument Making and Repair