Centre for Fine Woodworking - Electric Guitar Making

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



Electric Guitar Making

Tutor: Rob Bentley

The Centre for Fine Woodworking's luthier Robert Bentley has been developing an electric guitar building course to complement the acoustic guitar building course that already exists. Students will build a solid bodied electric guitar (ash or walnut, with maple neck) that is similar in style to a Fender Stratocaster.

The course will enable students to learn numerous woodworking skills including lumber selection and preparation for guitar making, body shaping, layout of neck/body joint, pickup and bridge placement, fingerboard inlays and fretting, and basic soldering techniques to make a playable guitar in a two week time frame.

Course Dates
2018 dates soon to be confirmed

Course Fees


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.

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