Centre for Fine Woodworking - Acoustic Guitar Making

New Zealand's premier furniture making, woodworking & design school



Acoustic Guitar Making

By the end of this intensive three-week course you will hand make an acoustic guitar customised to your own design and to a very high quality and specification.

Nylon or steel string? Full body or cut-away? Left-handed? Bespoke design? There are many things to decide. You choose the design and see your vision steadily take form - guided all the way.

Course Dates
This course will run again in 2020 - please get in touch with expressions of interest.

Course Fee
$4200 including all materials

We are thrilled to welcome our new and very talented tutor Dave Gilberd of Goldbeard Guitars – For further details please visit his website.


Enrolling on a course

To enrol on a course or workshop - please complete the form below. As the maximum number of students we have in any class is eight, some of our courses fill up quickly so please check with us first if there is a space available - we wouldn't want you to be disappointed.

To secure a place we require a non-refundable deposit of $350 and once this is received we will confirm your enrolment. The balance of the course fee is due 30 days prior to the start of the course.

Please complete the form below or if you prefer please phone us on
(03) 5452674.

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Master Classes are frequently available to assist students to move from project–based courses into opportunities for designing and creating their own work and developing complex skills.

Artist in Residence – Michael Fortune