Centre for Fine Woodworking - Classical Guitar Making

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



Classical Guitar Making

Tutor: Rob Bentley

A three week course building a concert quality classical or flamenco guitar from top quality materials. Students will learn how to construct a nylon strung guitar using a selection of traditional guitar building methods, and also have the opportunity to discuss and experiment with more modern methods of building such as the use of lattice bracing and bolt on necks. Prior discussion with the tutor will allow further scope for a custom built guitar to meet your individual specifications. (PDF format will be added to this with more information)

Course Dates
14th August – 1st September 2017

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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Classical Guitar Making
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