Learn the art of guitar making and design.

This course is usually studied as an introductory course, with a view to completing your guitar in subsequent sessions in our intermediate and advanced level courses. 

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to learn how to make a guitar using hand tools. It is not necessary to have previous musical instrument making or wood working experience. This course welcomes both the more experienced wood worker and the complete beginner. Ultimately what is essential is the desire to learn the skills to be able to build your own guitar by hand.

The course aims to teach a multitude of skills including the use of hand/power tools and maintenance, wood identification/selection, understanding and creating technical drawings from 2D to 3D, wood cutting, shaping, carving, working with inlays, cleaning, varnishing, understanding the workings of a guitar and many other skills related to guitar making.


Your tutor will give you feedback and advice. You'll also complete self assessment and homework.


There will be a  charge for materials

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

Next Steps

Progress onto our Guitar Intermediate course with us, or if you're interested in setting up your own business have a look at our self-employment and business courses.

Important information

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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