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Guitar Setup and Maintenance Seminar

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Guitar Setup and Maintenance Seminar


In this four-hour class, we’ll dive into a guitar and its parts and tour it from top to bottom. You’ll gain knowledge you can put to use immediately. The course will cover basic knowledge of how guitars work and is perfect for those who are interested in setting up and maintaining their own guitar or may be interested in a career as a Luthier or guitar tech in the future. This course is designed to study the basic principles of guitar setup and maintenance including:

Basic evaluation – “what’s going on here?”
Function and use of truss rods – “I”ve got a kink in my neck”
Strings and tuning gears – “all strung out”
Saddle and nut adjustment – “how low can you go?”
High/ Loose Frets - "My guitar sounds like a beehive"
Basic Fret levelling, crowning and polishing to a mirror finish.
Bridge types and adjustment – “has anybody seen the bridge”
Tremolo setup – “bombs away”
Pickups / adjustment – “with a ten foot pole”
Tools, general care and cleaning
Humidity control and concerns
Q&A on the guitar manufacture industry "Why are they not telling me this?"
Wood types and uses - "I thought this was solid?"
Q&A with Luthier Chris Jaster

The goal of the of the course is two fold
-You will have successfully setup your own instrument
-You will have all the knowledge of what is required to setup your guitar and the tools required to do so
-Even if you send out your instruments to be repaired you will be able to recognize whether or not it is a setup issue or something more serious

Requirements: Your own guitar and a notebook, all tools and materials are provided.
Cost: $200.00
Participants are encouraged to bring a pen and paper to take notes for future reference.

***Space is limited to 4 participants per session***


***Registration deadline is December 5th 2018***

Please call 403-526-0076 or 403-878-5716 for more info or stop by the shop at 911 SouthRailway Street to register.



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